Objectives & approach
Like many other developing nations, Indonesia is experiencing an increase in non-communicable diseases and among them diabetes. Studies show that Indonesia has around 7 million people living with diabetes. This number is expected to increase rapidly within only a decade and the health, social and economic consequences for a family in a country like Indonesia are likely to be devastating.
Lack of knowledge about diabetes and its detrimental effects can have severe and even fatal consequences for the person living with diabetes. With accurate information and guidance on how to prevent, treat and care for diabetes, a person can live a full productive and healthy life. In most developing countries, and Indonesia is no exception, there is a serious shortage of trained manpower to provide care, education and self care training skills so vitally important to improve outcome and reduce life long suffering, high economic expenses and premature death.
The overall goal of this project is to train nurses in diabetes care to improve care, provide education and raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention among people with diabetes, their families and among people at risk in the communities.
Indonesia Diabetes Association (PERSADIA) has previously implemented WDF08-314
a project, which focused on establishment of a model for diabetes care and prevention at primary care level in Indonesia. The current project will support that initiative by helping build further capacity and adding resources to the existing system thereby improving the quality of care for diabetes.
Currently, Indonesia is lacking health care personnel with expertise in diabetes care and only in very few health care centres can one find people capable of training other health care personnel in diabetes management. With Indonesia's growing problem of diabetes, nurses educated and trained to provide care for the many people suffering from diabetes are greatly needed. This project seeks to educate nurses to manage care, education and empowerment of people with diabetes and their relatives.
PERSADIA will together with the National Education and Training Institute of MOH (PUSDIKNAKES) and five polytechnic colleges under the Ministry of Health (MoH) develop a 12 months training course for Master Trainers and a diabetes training program for nurses spread over nine months. A comprehensive training curriculum will be developed for training of both the 20 Master Trainers and the 450 diabetes nurses.
The trained diabetes nurses' main tasks will be to increase awareness, knowledge and self care skills amongst people with diabetes and their families by implementing educational activities and improving access to diabetes information in hospitals and health care centres. Additionally, awareness activities will be conducted for the general public in order to increase knowledge of diabetes, promote early diagnosis of diabetes and create a platform for prevention of diabetes in future generations. Among the activities is the Global Diabetes Walk organised on World Diabetes Day on November 14th each year.
• 20 Master trainers trained to train nurses
• 450 nurses trained as diabetes nurses and educators
• 48,600 people with diabetes have received diabetes education
Results at completion
- 12-month course curriculum for training of nurses and patient education materials developed.
- More than 220,000 educational materials printed and distributed.
- 20 master trainers trained.
- 453 nurses trained as diabetes nurse educators.
- More than 100,000 diabetes patients received diabetes education
- More than 200,000 relatives to diabetes patients trained in diabetes management.
- 13,931 community members reached by awareness raising.