DigiBete – an award-winning app and platform available for free for children and young people living with type 1 diabetes – is being successfully rolled out across North West.
The North West Coast Clinical Network team and Greater Manchester Clinical Network have been working throughout the COVID pandemic with children’s diabetes clinics to encourage patients to register and use DigiBete and the region is now the highest performing nationally over the last three months.
The app offers a wide range of clinically-approved, age appropriate resources to help people manage their diabetes.
It also allows diabetes clinical teams to send relevant information and resources directly to their patients.
People can download the app using this link https://www.digibete.org/digibete-app/ .
To access all the education resources and personalised clinic information and communications, they then need to ask their local diabetes clinic to provide them with a unique clinic code.
Laura Crompton, Diabetes Network Programme Manager, said: “As a region we have had a month on month increase of users registering on the app, despite the pressures clinics have been under, and we now have just over 50% of all type 1 children and young people in the North West using DigiBete, which is brilliant.
“Thank you to all the clinics and staff for their ongoing hard work and support.”
If you are a health care professional and would like more information about the roll out of DigiBete in the North West, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Cheshire and Mersey and Lancashire and South Cumbria or Sarka.email@example.com for Greater Manchester.
The Clinical Network’s Diabetes teams would also like to congratulate DigiBete for recently winning ‘App of the Year’ in the UK Dev Awards 2021.