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Technology to support self-care
DigiBete is a free online service to support children and young people to manage their Type 1 diabetes. The service is available via the DigiBete App or online at www.digibete.org.
The DigiBete App allows diabetes teams to send relevant information and resources about managing Type 1 diabetes at home, allows patients to store insulin ratios safely as well as care plans, future appointments and notes and essential help and resources including access to over 200 Type 1 diabetes films.
MyType1Diabetes is a free online platform to support adults to manage their Type 1 diabetes. It is available at www.mytype1diabetes.nhs.uk.
MyType1Diabetes, provided by MyWay Digital Health, includes tailored advice and educational resources created by NHS experts in diabetes and in association with people with diabetes.
Adults with Type 1 diabetes can use this platform to access lots of information about diabetes in different formats, including videos, leaflets and eLearning courses. The platform aims to support users to gain more understanding of their Type 1 diabetes and increase their confidence in how to manage it.
MyDiabetes by my mHealth is an online education and self-management app for people with Type 2 Diabetes. The app provides access to helpful resources including educational films and readable content to help users understand and manage their Diabetes better. It also allows users to plot and track key health stats, manage appointments and receive messages directly from their clinician.
The my mhealth myDiabetes apps are part of a series of long-term conditions apps including myAsthma and myCOPD that are already being used being used across the community services and several PCN’s and practices in Mid and South Essex. The apps primarily provide key educational information and built in self-management tools to help patients better manage their condition.
In order to adapt to the current circumstances, the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership have partnered with my mhealth to provide this online delivery method on a larger scale. There are now 5000 Diabetes access licences available to support continued delivery across MSE and we envisage that a significant number of these could be provided through primary care.
For more information, please contact Paris Moakes, Network Quality Improvements Manager, Diabetes Clinical Network, Mid and South Essex HCP, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of resources available for GP practices, which are available on the website.
For more information about the apps and content, please visit the website.