DIAMOND - Hypothesis & Objectives

A Multi-Centre Demonstration Project to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Acceptability of the Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE) and DIAbetes MONitoring Database (DIAMOND) Programs in Type 2 Diabetic patients across Asia------ Asia–Pacific JADE-DIAMOND (AP_JD)


We hypothesize that the use of state of the art information technology to record, manage and analyze the large amount of clinical information generated during various consultation visits will improve the effectiveness and efficiency in implementing these care protocols through decision support and regular feedback to both patients and care team.


To evaluate the reach, adoption and acceptability of the AP-JD Program by patients and health care team
To compare the effectiveness of the JADE versus DIAMOND Programs in attainment of treatment targets, improvement of quality of life and changes in behaviors
To document the pattern of complications, risk factors, use of medications and quality of life in type 2 diabetic patients across Asia