16 February 2016
The King’s Fund has reviewed the evidence on informal and flexible approaches to self-management education, such as peer support, online learning and informal courses. Although there is limited formal evidence in these areas, the review found that these interventions appear to be linked to positive outcomes, particularly in terms of patient engagement and self-efficacy.
The report, which was commissioned by Diabetes UK, concludes that people with diabetes are best served by having a menu of education options to choose from and recommends further research into informal approaches to self-management support.
Diabetes UK is campaigning to improve the provision and uptake of diabetes education. Find out more about ourTaking Control campaign.