Type 2 Diabetes and Me – E-learning guide

Summary

A type 2 diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming. There is so much information available, it can be difficult to take it all in. Diabetes UK's free type 2 Diabetes and Me online guide allows patients to get all the facts, at their own pace, in their own time. The online guide is for anyone who has recently received a type 2 diabetes diagnosis and those living with or affected by type 2 diabetes who want a refresher about their condition and the options available to support them.

Challenge

Most people with diabetes spend approximately three hours per year with their healthcare professional. It is vital that they are able to manage their condition on a daily basis. Diabetes education has been shown to improve health outcomes and reduce the onset of serious complications. However, the National Diabetes Audit found that only 16% of those diagnosed are offered structured education course, resulting in only 3.8% of newly diagnosed type 2 Diabetes patients attending them. Research by the digital sector shows a rapid expansion in internet use, with 90% of adults going online in any location, including for health related guidance, with 78% of respondents having used the internet for this purpose. 87% of people with type 2 diabetes are aged over 50 and there is an increase in the proportion of people aged 65-74 going online in any location. The availability of online education for diabetes in the UK is sparse, with initiatives being offered on a commissioned basis in a local area rather than being freely available nationally.

Objectives

To create a guide to type 2 diabetes that will be relevant to people who have been newly diagnosed - and a refresher for anyone living with type 2 diabetes. The guide will support people with type 2 diabetes to better understand and manage their condition.

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QiC Diabetes Highly Commended 2016
Digital and Technology Solutions in the Treatment and Management of Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes and Me – E-learning guide
by Diabetes UK, in partnership with Bupa

Contacts

Michaela Wragg

Job title:
Volunteer Development Manager
Place of work:
Diabetes UK
Telephone:
01372 720148
Email:
michaela.wragg@diabetes.org.uk


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  • Nomination deadline:
    Friday 28 July
  • Judging day: Tuesday 18 July
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    Thursday 12 October at Sanofi UK & Ireland headquarters in Guildford, Surrey
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