Dr. Gucciardi’s program of research addresses the current challenges of delivering effective self-management support to the increasing population of Canadians with diabetes, or at risk for diabetes. She primarily focuses on diabetes self-management practices, the participation and delivery of diabetes self-management education and support programs, and the use, coordination and integration of diabetes management resources and services across the healthcare system. Her overall research objective is to make a valuable contribution to better support and care for those living with diabetes, by directing how diabetes care and self-management education are developed, delivered, and accessed in turn, reducing the burden of diabetes in Canada’s healthcare system. Dr. Gucciardi adopts an interdisciplinary approach and uses mixed-methodologies in her research.
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