Team Type 1: Engaging People with Diabetes

Published 31 Oct 2011
Reference 5825
Topic Operations
Region Global
Summary

This case documents challenges in the growth of a NGO whose mission is to educate and inspire individuals with diabetes. Team Type 1 engages and encourages healthy lifestyles and effective control of diabetes by example. The original model is based on active participation of patients in cycling clubs, and the question of how to scale the model to broader geographies is raised.

Teaching objectives

Community wellness requires patient engagement as a mechanism for managing chronic conditions. This case provides a context for discussing one new model of patient engagement and general awareness of diabetes. The model has seen initial successes, but a mechanism for sustaining growth and development into more communities is raised for discussion.

Keywords
  • Health care management
  • Patient engagement
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Wellness
  • Non-governmental organization
  • Public health
  • Health Empowerment and Motivation
  • Patient Compliance
  • Diabetes and Exercise
  • Humanitarian and Rwanda
  • NGO and Professional Sports
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Cycling
  • AR2011
  • AR1112
  • RD0911
  • HMI
  • Healthcare Delivery and Management
  • HMI
  • Business Science