Transforming Diabetes Care Through Innovation – Survey Results

Savage, Jamie (2022) Transforming Diabetes Care Through Innovation – Survey Results. Digital Health & Care Institute, Glasgow.

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As part of the DHI’s diabetes portfolio, an online survey was distributed through SurveyMonkey in Summer 2022. This survey aimed to offer insights into the key diabetes challenges faced by NHS Scotland and to identify new ideas for digital innovations in diabetes care. This report provides a breakdown, analysis, and discussion of survey responses. The survey was primarily targeted at health and care professionals, but anyone with an interest in diabetes care was invited to respond. Respondents were asked about their top priorities for diabetes care, views on the greatest challenges facing diabetes care, involvement with diabetes innovation projects, and ideas for diabetes innovation. A total of 275 people participated in the survey. Just over half of responses were from people with lived experience of diabetes or their families, with most other responses coming from NHS health and care professionals. Key themes throughout the survey included the importance of person-centred care, the need for mental health and wellbeing support for people living with diabetes, access to diabetes information and self-management resources, and widespread access to diabetes technologies. Respondents offered a variety of innovation ideas, covering areas such as establishing new models of care, enhancing digital connectivity, and improving people’s ability to self-manage.

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