Whose diabetes is it?

Yorkshire & HumberMetabolic and Endocrine
Published Date: 1 Nov 2012

Whose diabetes is it?

Project summary

The CLAHRC South Yorkshire team worked with two family support groups from Rotherham and Barnsley and staff from Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to understand the health service experiences of young people with type 1 diabetes. With them, the researchers have devised a proposal for an innovative new service to support young people with diabetes.

The proposed service streamlines positive aspects of existing provision into one brand and information resource. The information is delivered via means that better fit young people’s lifestyles. It allows young people and families to receive reassurance from others who know “what it’s like”.