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Implications for practice and research
■ Nurse case managers can improve simultaneous control of hypertension, hyperglycaemia and hyperlipidaemia among patients living with Type 2 diabetes with the use of an algorithm guiding changes in medications versus usual care.
■ Frequent patient contact with nurse case managers can lead to improved lifestyle modifications and intensified medication regimes which reduce cardiometabolic risk.
■ Clinical inertia by primary care providers is an issue when managing diabetes as well as other chronic illnesses.
■ The use of algorithms and/or protocols by nurse …
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