NHS England study on app for people with type 2 diabetes to help with self-management of the condition
Dr Swaminathan Thiagarajan, of Pickering Medical Practice, said: “As a research-active practice, we are excited to explore how new technologies can support our population. Our patients found the natural language element of Aide easy to use and it’s promising to see that those in their 70s use the app daily and have their adherence improve. I can see a significant role for Aide to enable the patient to take control of their long-term conditions in an individualised and patient-centred way.”
Following taking part in the study, Louise (34), who is living with type 2 diabetes, said: “Having Aide means that we are taking a partnership approach to my health. This would mean the power is more balanced and that my clinician is able to see me as a person with a life rather than just my condition.”
Professor Nick Barber, Head of Clinical Outcomes at Aide, said: “There is a great unmet need amongst patients with long term conditions – to be helped to understand their medicines and to take them reliably. This is just the start of a longer journey to helping clinicians understand the patient’s relationship with medication in order to help those who are most in need of it, however the early results are already promising. Aide provides daily friendly support that should help them manage their conditions more effectively.”
Aide is next being introduced to patients in a Primary Care Network in England to help reduce the over-use of reliever inhalers for asthma and improve self-management. More conditions will be added to the app within the next year.
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