Learning – Digital Learning Programmes

Adults with Type 1 diabetes – MyType1Diabetes

•MyType1Diabetes is a free digital resource that offers tailored advice and information created by NHS experts and people living with type 1 diabetes.

•Adults with type 1 diabetes, their families and carers, and healthcare professionals can use this platform to access information about type 1 diabetes through videos, articles and accredited online education courses

•The content covers five key topics:

•Understanding Type 1 focuses on what diabetes is, how it is treated, complications, diet and lifestyle advice, and includes sick day rules, carbohydrate counting and insulin adjustment information

•Living and Growing up with Type 1 provides information about living with Type 1 diabetes, and is especially aimed at young adults, but may be useful for others facing new experiences, such as alcohol, sex, driving, travelling, employment and leaving home.

•Considering an insulin pump? aimed at people with Type 1 diabetes considering making the switch

•My insulin pump for people who are actively starting insulin pump therapy or as a refresher for those that are already established on insulin pump therapy.

•Carbohydrate counting is a way of matching insulin requirements with the amount of carbohydrate that you eat or drink. Most people who carbohydrate count have Type 1 diabetes.

•If you are over 18 years old and have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at any point, you can sign up for the MyType1Diabetes programme.

•If you care for or are a family member of someone living with type 1 diabetes, you can sign up too.

Children and young people with Type 1 diabetes – DigiBete

•DigiBete is a video platform to share videos and educational resources about Type 1 Diabetes and is a one-stop-shop for young people’s diabetes management

•The content is designed to help support children, young people and families self manage their own diabetes by extending the reach of clinical teams online.

•They aim to increase Education, Awareness and Training for Type 1 but are not a substitute for your own diabetes specialist HCPs.

•This is a free to access site for everyone www.digibete.org

•It is a social enterprise funded by NHS England with all content clinically approved by the Diabetes Team at Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Adults with Type 2 diabetes – Healthy Living

•Healthy Living is a free online service to help you manage your type 2 diabetes.

•You’ll find information about type 2 diabetes and its treatment, advice on mental wellbeing, and support to help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle choices, such as improving your diet and getting more physically active.

•Healthy Living can help people living with type 2 diabetes by providing knowledge and information, so you can:

•feel confident in managing your type 2 diabetes

•reduce diabetes-related distress

•improve your health and wellbeing

•achieve and maintain a healthy weight

•feel motivated to continue making healthy lifestyle choices

•Healthy Living is an online service clinically proven to help you control your type 2 diabetes. You can get information and advice at home, work or on the move, putting you in control of your health and wellbeing now and helping to keep you well for the future.

•If you are over 18 years old and have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at any point, you can sign up for the Healthy Living service.

•If you care for or are a family member of someone living with type 2 diabetes, you can sign up too.

•Sign up at www.healthyliving.nhs.uk