This category recognises initiatives that deliver specialist support for children, young people and emerging adults, and adults with type 1 diabetes, and have demonstrated positive impact on the diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes and associated secondary complications.
Entries should demonstrate clear, specific goals with outcomes that have been evaluated using appropriate baseline and follow-up measures. There should be evidence of innovation, and detail of project planning, methods, safety considerations, effectiveness, timeliness, user feedback, cost efficiency and economic viability and evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.
Entries to this category could include:
- Initiatives for newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes including: annual care planning initiatives and reduction in variation of care: learning and mental health disabilities, other languages, carers and care homes
- Inpatient care: improving access to diabetes specialist inpatient nursing teams
- Patient care pathway
- Structured education
- Digital and technology initiatives: should be UK or Ireland based (even if they are used globally). Work must have been conducted during the 18-month period between July 2017 and December 2018
- Blood glucose management/monitoring initiatives
- Emotional wellbeing services
- Pregnancy (information, preparation)
- Innovations in insulin therapy
- Emerging adult to adult service transition
- Peer to peer support
- Screening and management/secondary prevention of complications: improving access to foot care teams.