With 3.9 million people in the UK currently living with diabetes, and this number set to increase dramatically, supporting patients to achieve their target blood sugar levels has never been more important.
Studies suggest that focusing on healthcare professional-patient communication can help address factors that influence type 2 diabetes treatment adherence and control.
TALK Targets is a patient support campaign for people with type 2 diabetes who have high blood glucose. It encourages proactive and open dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals to improve high blood glucose and the overall management of type 2 diabetes.
By supporting you and your patients, TALK Targets will help you to:
The campaign includes the following resources:
Guide for healthcare professionals
Download full guidance for healthcare professionals, which is intended to help you engage in collaborative dialogue with your patients. The aim is to help your patients feel supported while taking steps towards improving their blood glucose control and getting to target.
Patient advice booklet
Download a print version of the TALK Targets advice booklet, which is for you to provide to your patients with type 2 diabetes and can be used to track your patients' individual targets. These booklets aim to encourage your patients to reflect on the key points discussed at each consultation and help them commit to a change in managing their type 2 diabetes.
Here patients can also complete then save or print their progress in the TALK Records section of the interactive version of this booklet.
If you would like to view the TALK Targets booklet on your phone or tablet simply download the free Adobe app from your app store and open the TALK Targets booklet in Adobe.
'Spot the signs' animation
This short awareness video is intended for you to show to your patients with type 2 diabetes. It will help them spot the signs of high blood glucose and encourage them to talk to you and their wider healthcare team about better managing their diabetes.
This page is intended for healthcare professionals in the UK
UK/WB/1215/0028(1) April 2016