Research shows that the prevalence of diabetes varies a lot in the
various districts of the city, particularly between the suburbs and
the city center. Likelihood of developing diabetes is linked to
socio-economic status and people with low levels of education are
twice as likely to develop diabetes.
The ambition of the city of Bari is to improve the quality of
life for people living with diabetes through improved clinical
practice and prevention of complications and disability. Working
with the city’s endocrine-diabetic network to strengthen care
pathways throughout the region, there is a strong focus on moving
from "reactive" to "proactive" care, overcoming
the fragmentation of healthcare in the area and strengthening
integration between hospital structures, local specialists and
The programme will work in line with the Chronic Patient
Management Model "Puglia Care 3.0", approved by a
resolution of the Regional Council, which aims to:
- offer a care pathway consistent with individual health
needs and adhering to national and local guidelines.
- Promote adherence to follow-up by the chronic patient, also
focusing on empowerment processes.
- Ensure equity in
access to care and services according to individual needs.