My Diabetes My Way has won a top UK award for self-care. It was presented at the "Quality in Care Diabetes Awards" in Guildford on Thursday 10th October.
The award was for allowing people with diabetes from across Scotland to access their medical records online. The system allows people to become more active participants in their own diabetes care. Users have reported that it improves their knowledge, motivation, self-management, goal-setting and helps to act as an aide memoir for information discussed during consultations. Judges commented that, "This is an example of an initiative that should definitely be replicated elsewhere".
Project lead Scott Cunningham said, "Our goal is to assist patients in better managing their diabetes by offering high quality information alongside medical results. This is fantastic recognition for the efforts of the project team over the last five years and is also a tribute to those who made it possible - the people with diabetes who actively use the service."
You can find the full details of the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards here:
Best Initiative Supporting Self-care