Diabetes UK is looking for people with diabetes to share their experiences of supported self-management to help with our campaign for World Diabetes Day (14 November).
As 95 per cent of diabetes care is through self-management, this key issue is one of Diabetes UK’s priorities. It is about enabling people with diabetes to have the confidence and skills to better manage their lives with diabetes.
The government's plans
In recent years, the Government has been trying to make a steady shift in the NHS from a sickness service to one that is also about supporting prevention of health problems. As part of this, people with diabetes should be able to expect information, education and support to be available, know where to access it and find it in a format that meets their needs, to help them understand their diabetes and how to live with it.
However, not everyone has access to supported self-management, and Diabetes UK wants to get people’s opinions on this important issue.
How to help
We need around 30 minutes of your time when we can call you at a time that’s convenient for you. We’ll ask a series of questions around subjects such as information, education and care planning that will help us build a picture of your experiences. You can remain anonymous if you wish.
The results of this research will be released to coincide with World Diabetes Day on 14 November and will be used as part of a campaign to raise awareness of this key issue.
Emailworlddiabetesday@diabetes.org.ukor call 020 7424 1119 to get involved.