What are you doing to better inform and empower children/young people/emerging 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 children, young people and emerging adults to self-manage their 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. Initiatives can be at any stage from diagnosis, for different age groups and from children’s services to transitioning to adult services
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 elegible
- 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
- Mental health
- 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 and contraception
- Self management education for people with diabetes who have long term conditions requiring specialist services eg cardiovascular disease or cystic fibrosis