My Diabetes My Way

Innovation Type: Patient Self-management


Innovation Origin: NHS Innovator Accelerator (NIA)

Low cost, scalable, comprehensive online self-management platform for people with diabetes

Diabetes is a growing health problem affecting 9% of the global population, set to consume 17% of the NHS budget by 2025. People with diabetes only spend a few hours per year with healthcare professionals with the rest of the time left to self-management.

My Diabetes My Way (MDMW) incorporates multimedia education (around 200 resources), online health record data access, personalised tailored data-driven advice, communication tools for healthcare professional contact, and links in to social media and peer support to empower patients in their self-management. 

MDMW currently has over 32,000 registered users and has been running across NHS Scotland since 2008. Studies have shown that improvements in long-term blood glucose are sustained out to 3 years and a return on investment (ROI) of over 6:1 based on analysis of outcome data from long-term users.

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