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Whose Diabetes is it?

This report captures the outputs of a project working with young people with type 1 diabetes and their families in Rotherham and Barnsley. It presents the findings through a proposed information and support service that puts young people at its centre. This service was co-created by the young people, their families and key staff from the Rotherham Hospital Adolescent […]

Whose diabetes is it?

Please click here to view full BITE. We 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, we have devised a proposal for an innovative new service to support young people with […]

Working with Insulin, Carbs, Ketones and Exercise for Diabetes – WICKED

Care of young people with type 1 diabetes is complex, and self-care can often deteriorate during adolescence. Poor blood glucose control among young adults reduces quality of life, increases the risk of complications and is a growing pressure on NHS resources. The WICKED course aims to engage young people with their condition and provide them with sustainable behaviours to self-manage their diabetes for life, […]

CLAHRC Diabetes theme – WICKED course (Working with Insulin, Carbs, Ketones, and Exercise to manage Diabetes)

Jenna Allot, film student York University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals patient, was inspired by her experience of the pilot WICKED education programme (Working with Insulin, Carbs, Ketones and Exercise to manage Diabetes) to write and produce a short film publicising the course for other young people who may wish to attend. With all long-term health […]