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Following national guidelines can help clinicians improve diabetes-related outcomes for patients, while local evidence-based programs assist patients in achieving diabetes prevention and self-management goals.
Refer Patients to Evidence-based Programs for Prediabetes and Diabetes Screen each adult patient for prediabetes, using a prediabetes risk assessment.
Around 28,000 people in Norway have type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes, unlike type 2 diabetes, is rarely hereditary.
It is important to be aware that you are entitled to training in managing your disease.
Your regular GP will be the one who refers you for the introductory course/training.
Everyone with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day. It is a chronic condition that never goes away, and which you have to take day-to-day responsibility for.
Over the last three decades, the number of children diagnosed with diabetes has doubled in Norway.
If you have type 1 diabetes, you will most likely be admitted to hospital to receive training in managing your disease.
Approximately 600 people annually in Norway are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and Norway has the highest rate in the world of childhood diabetes.
Each year, around 300 children in Norway under the age of 15 are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
We have accounts of the disease dating back more than 2000 years.