What are you doing to better inform and empower adults living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and their families/carers?
This award recognises those teams and individuals that are working to educate and empower adults to self-manage their diabetes to help those living with diabetes and stay as healthy as possible. Programmes may include structured education, other education initiatives, influencing clinical, psychological or social well-being and are welcomed from community or clinical settings.
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, effectiveness, timeliness, safety considerations, economic viability and evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.
Entries to this category could include:
- GP practice/CCG significant improvement in attendance at structured education programmes
- Health literacy in self-management – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients and families/carers understand
- Educational 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 2016 and December 2017 to be eligible
- Safety and awareness of potential complications and early warning signs
- Personalised advice on weight management, nutrition and physical activity from appropriately trained healthcare professional as part of structured education programme
- Psychological wellbeing
- 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 eg cardiovascular disease or cystic fibrosis