Digital health programme for people with type 2 diabetes in Wales launched for the New Year
There are three digital diabetes programmes available for people in Wales, over the age of 18, to sign up to:
- MyDESMOND for anyone with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes,
- Let’s Prevent Diabetes for anyone at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and
- Babysteps for women who have a history of gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy.
Feedback from users in Wales has found 91% found the programmes were easy to use; 89% found the information valuable and 87% enjoyed using them; 80% had a better understanding of their diabetes/risk as a result of using one of these programmes; 62% were more active; 74% made changes to their diet; and 43% felt able to manage their stress better since registering.
All three programmes include a range of short videos (available in English, Welsh, Hindi and Bengali) articles and interactive activities as well as having the ability for users to track their health outcomes and physical activity levels
Users can compete in weekly step challenges with other users or challenge themselves to remotely walk the distance of, for example, Land’s End to John O’Groats or the Great Wall of China.
Chat forums are available, in addition to an Ask the Expert function for any questions that remain unanswered. These are picked up by the multi-disciplinary team from the Leicester Diabetes Centre including nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, and physical activity experts.
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