Diabetes UK have launched an online self-management support programme for people with type 2 diabetes to learn about and manage their condition. It is a useful resource for both patients and those professionals involved in supporting self-management in diabetes.
This is site from the American Diabetes Association allows people with diabetes in the USA to sign up and receive a personalised diabetes plan. For 12 months this programme sends personalised text messages to help people learn healthy eating habits, remember medications and appointments, and stay motivated.
Food safety is particularly important for patients with diabetes. This booklet produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration provides practical guidance on how to reduce risk of foodborne illness.
The Diabetes Forum is a community for patients, carers and clinicians. It is a resource which healthcare professionals may find useful to suggest patients access to better manage their diabetes more safely.
There is a growing body of evidence that supports the idea that improving self-care improves outcomes. This discussion paper looks at the evidence and challenges of self-management to reduce complications.