Diabetes: Health Services

(asked on 2nd June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the use of digital technology in care pathways for people with diabetes.

Answered by
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Lord Bethell
This question was answered on 19th June 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement have taken several steps to promote access to digital self-management support for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

They are currently working to widen access including by redeveloping and supporting implementation of an online, self-management support tool called ‘Healthy Living for People with Type 2 diabetes’ and are actively considering ways to educate the public on the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle. They are also investing in the wider adoption of several digital interventions and commissioning a package of new online self-management courses to help people living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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