NHS launches new online support for people with Type 1 diabetes

New online tools for people living with Type 1 diabetes are now available to help people manage their condition during the coronavirus pandemic.

Three new services allow people to manage their condition online, with a range of videos and training available on each app for children and adults. Patients will be offered advice on treatment and care, as well as training to adopt healthy behaviours on diet and exercise. 

Type 1 diabetes patients being able to immediately access new technologies including Digibete, which is aimed at young people and children, whilst adults will have access to a separate app MyType1Diabetes. Apps designed for patients with Type 2 diabetes will be rolled out later this year.

This remote support will complement patients’ appointments, many of which have been going ahead throughout the pandemic, through video consultations or via telephone, and more recently in COVID protected areas.