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Test Bed Projects to be shared to improve type 2 diabetes management

By Editor
22nd November 2019
Technology, Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes remission Type 2 prevention

A digitally enabled personalised care approach to help people with type 2 diabetes is being shared by the NHS Diabetes Programme as part of the Test Bed Programme.

Last year three Test Bed Projects were chosen by the NHS Diabetes Programme in a bid to find innovative approaches to help improve self-management and care for people living with type 2 diabetes.

Since then the projects have been working collaboratively to turn their visions into new service offerings for people living with diabetes in their populations.

You & Type 2 is designed to make it easier for people living with type 2 diabetes to get the most from health and social care systems. By combining innovative digital technologies and other support, You & Type 2 provides each person with their own easily accessible personal plan of care, education and support.

Funded by the NHS England Test Bed Programme, the project is led by south west London Health and Care Partnership, working in collaboration with other partners.

The You & Type 2 service is being shared so users can text YANDT2 to 60777 to get access to a series of personalised videos that people with diabetes will receive as part of their Year of Care personalised care planning delivered by Citizen Communications.

Further information about the Test Beds can be accessed via their websites
•    Beat Diabetes
•    My Way Diabetes Grater Manchester
•    Type 2 and You
Dr Sam Roberts, Director of Innovation for Research and Life Sciences at NHS England, said: “Our ambitious Test Beds programme is bringing together innovators, industry and the NHS to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the NHS, including diabetes.

“Testing multiple cutting-edge technologies – from AI to wearable sensors – in a real-world setting, allows us to discover what works for patients and will provide the evidence needed to accelerate the use of world leading interventions as part of the long term plan for the NHS.”

People with diabetes and healthcare professionals can also access the Healum platform and app. They can then update and maintain care plans, set and monitor goals access on-line and community resources to support them in their self-management including access to remote dietician support delivered by Oviva via the Diabetes Book and Learn Hub.

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