Cities Changing Diabetes in Jakarta is acting through two initiatives
to improve diabetes diagnosis and management in the city. The first of
these, the Integrated Health Counselling Post, works to raise public
awareness about diabetes and increase the rate of diabetes diagnosis.
Cities Changing Diabetes in Jakarta is focused on scaling up the
activities of this programme in offices, shopping centres, university
campuses, schools, and places of worship.
Together with its partners, Cities Changing Diabetes in Jakarta aims
to upskill healthcare professionals working in the community health
centres and to improve the diagnosis and management of diabetes at the
primary care level by developing a Diabetes Management Guideline.
Cities Changing Diabetes in Jakarta will also work towards ensuring
that the referral system, availability of treatment, and pharmacy
supply support diabetes management at the primary care level.
"The awareness of early detection of diabetes in urban cities
such as Jakarta is still low, although facilities such as Puskesmas
[primary care] are widespread."
— dr. Em Yunir, Sp.PD, KEMD PERKEN,