UP’s Tshwane Insulin Project brings quality diabetes treatment to underserved communities
Posted by: University of Pretoria
28 November 2018
Tshwane Insulin Project (TIP), a collaborative project between various University of Pretoria (UP) departments, will lead an exciting five-year research programme that will explore the use of remote prescribing to help primary care physicians and/or nurses better serve the needs of people living with diabetes in underserved areas.
“It’s a tragedy that so many people with diabetes arrive at hospitals with advanced stages of diabetic co-morbidities and complications when, in so many instances, this could have been prevented,” says head of TIP Prof Paul Rheeder, specialist physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences.