SIGNED UP: Martin Draper, who has had diabetes for 15 years

Patients in Somerset have been benefitting from our MyDiabetesMyWay platform to help manage their diabetes.

Somerset is the first site out of Scotland to use the platform to access their diabetes health records and educational resources.

More than 2,700 people have signed up to MyDiabetesMyWay Somerset including Martin Draper, who has had type 1 diabetes for 15 years, has spoken about the benefits of using the system.

He said: “It worked perfectly. There’s a lot of data there. My GP has signed up to the service and all my stats are in one place.

"I can see how my BMI, blood pressure and weight, for example, have changed over the years.

"There’s also a lot of useful information. For example, you might be directed to the Diabetes UK website if you want to find out more about maintaining a healthy weight."