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Our partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim

We have partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim to find ways to reduce inequality in diabetes care and provide better emotional and psychological support to people living with diabetes.

Tackling Inequality in Diabetes Lab

Boehringer Ingelheim are partnered with Diabetes UK to fund The Tackling Inequality in Diabetes Lab. This is a bold, bottom-up strategic response to the challenge of improving outcomes for people with diabetes who experience inequalities. 

Based on factors outside their direct control, people with diabetes experience systematic, unfair and avoidable differences in their diabetes, the care and treatment they receive and the opportunities they have to lead healthier lives. Working with individuals and healthcare professionals within the diabetes community, we want to find clear, actionable and strategic approaches to tackling inequality in diabetes.

The Diabetes UK CPD Emotional Wellbeing module

In June 2021, Boehringer Ingelheim generously supported Diabetes UK as we launched a new emotional support learning module for primary healthcare professionals.

The free, online RCN-accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training module, which has been tested and approved by people living with diabetes, aims to help healthcare professionals navigate the emotional challenges people with diabetes face in a post-Covid world.

Our Future of Diabetes report found that 64% of people with diabetes often feel down because of the relentlessness of managing their condition. With the challenges of coronavirus adding to the burden of managing diabetes day in, day out, having the right emotional wellbeing support is even more important than ever. Our Emotional Wellbeing module equips healthcare professionals with the tools and resources to better support the wellbeing of their patients, address concerns, and signpost to vital services. 

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Our partnership continues to grow in other areas too - Boehringer Ingelheim were gold sponsors of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference: Online Series 2021 and will continue to do so in 2022. We are working together to look at new opportunities to collaborate on.

Corporate partners’ products or services, as well as those highlighted on Diabetes UK’s website, are not necessarily endorsed by Diabetes UK. Diabetes UK is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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