Empowering People with Diabetes - Closed for entry

What are you doing to better inform people living with diabetes and their families/carers?

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on entry form:

  • Initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults and/or families and carers
  • Initiatives for adults and/or families and carers

This award recognises those teams and individuals that are working to educate and empower people and/or their families and carers to self-manage their diabetes and stay as healthy as possible.

Entries should demonstrate clear goals that are specific and measurable with evidence of innovation, methods, effectiveness, timeliness, safety, savings, sustainability and replication (see entry guidelines and criteria for scoring process).

Programmes may address any element of the care pathway, whether clinical, educational, psychological or social well-being and are welcomed from community or hospital settings.

“It’s true that diabetes carries a risk of potential complications in the long term, such as heart disease or damage to the kidneys, eyes or nerves. However, medical research has shown that these potential complications are much less likely in people who keep their blood glucose levels as close to their target as possible.”

Diabetes UK

Examples include:

  • Initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults with diabetes and their families/carers.
    Initiatives can be at any stage from diagnosis, for different age groups and from children’s services to transition/adult services
  • Health literacy in self-management – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients and families/carers understand
  • Awareness of potential complications and early warning signs
  • Personalised advice on nutrition and physical activity from appropriately trained healthcare professional or as part of structured education programme
  • Pharmacies working to provide safe effective pharmacological management of diabetes to include cross disease management with diabetes as primary disease
  • Foot and eye care education and services initiatives
  • Women’s health: preconception, pregnancy, contraception and menopause
  • Self-management education for people with diabetes who have long-term conditions requiring specialist services, ie cardiovascular disease or cystic fibrosis
  • Management and services for acute diabetic emergencies in varied clinical settings, such as:
    • Hospital care pathway
    • Wound care, avoidance of heel/pressure ulcers
    • Patient safety and protecting them from harm
    • Empower to safely manage own diabetes in hospital setting, access to hospital care and smooth transition back into the community.

Judging criteria and scoring grid

Judging criteria


Maximum score attainable

















Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas


1. Effectiveness


To include efficiency improvements


2. Timeliness



3. User feedback



4. Safety



5. Financial savings




Sustainability and spread


How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere

  • Launch at Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018:
    14 March
  • Entry closing date: 1 June
  • Judging day: 19 July
  • Awards ceremony: 18 October
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