Working together improves outcomes 

Approximately 9 in 10 specialists agree that people with Type 2 diabetes whose healthcare professionals (HCPs) collaborate tend to have better outcomes than those whose HCPs do not, while the top barrier to more collaboration among specialists is lack of time.

The findings are from a survey of 1,000 US healthcare professionals, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company, as part of the Unleashing the Truth About Diabetes and Heart Disease campaign, which aims to increase awareness of the role of specialists in the treatment of diabetes and related chronic conditions and promote multidisciplinary collaboration.

When it comes to treating people with Type 2 diabetes, approximately two in five HCPs say they would like to collaborate more often with other professionals. The majority (80% of nurse practitioners, 79% of nephrologists, 73% of endocrinologists, 69% of primary care physicians and 63% of cardiologists) agree they would call another specialist to help treat these patients if they had the resources.

To facilitate improved collaboration and save time among healthcare professionals, Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly have created a downloadable checklist that provides tips and helpful reminders on making multidisciplinary care a reality among specialty groups, available on

Read more HERE.

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