MyWay Digital Health is very excited to announce a new self-management and education platform for type 1 diabetes has been launched across NHS England. This is part of new online tools being commissioned by NHS England and NHS Diabetes Programme to help people living with diabetes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Three new services will allow people to manage their condition online, with a range of online videos and training available on each app for children and adults.
Recent findings show that people with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19 but better management of the condition can help improve control and lead to better outcomes. NHS investment in technology means that patients will be offered advice on treatment and care.
MyType1Diabetes is free for anyone to access and has many resources on diabetes and it’s management. There is also the option to register for 4 eLearning courses for type 1 diabetes including:
- Understanding Type 1
- Growing up and Living with Type 1
- Considering an Insulin Pump
- My Insulin Pump
Professor Partha Kar, national speciality advisor on diabetes for NHS England and Improvement said: “Living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes is a daily challenge for millions of people and knowing they are more at risk if they are infected with coronavirus will be worrying, but the NHS has taken action to help people and keep them safe, including the roll-out of these helpful apps.
“Access to trusted information and support is key to helping people manage their diabetes and we are delighted to support these tools which will hopefully empower people to look after their own condition and reduce their risk.”