Diabetes - Healthier Living
Healthy Living is an online self-management support programme and accompanying structured education pathway for adults with type 2 diabetes.
The tool provides information about type 2 diabetes and its treatments, offers emotional support, and helps with adopting and maintaining healthy behaviours (e.g. diet, exercise).
Who is it for?
Healthy Living is suitable for anyone living in England with Type 2 diabetes over the age of 18, not on the end of life pathway. Both newly diagnosed individuals and those who have been living with diabetes for multiple years can benefit from the programme, and can be referred.
Before Healthy Living is launched nationally later this, we are looking for volunteers to provide feedback on the service. There is no cap on the number of referrals into the programme, as we are looking to get feedback from a broad range of volunteers, including (where possible):
· People whose 1st language is not English
· Those with limited digital access and/or confidence
· People who support other users (for example, carers and family)
Why is NHS England implementing Healthy Living?
Healthy Living has a strong evidence base proving its effectiveness in the form of outcomes from a randomised controlled trial.
Overcoming health inequalities is at the top of the agenda for long-term planning and Healthy Living provides an alternative to traditional face-to-face, group-based structured education; which, whilst also proven to be effective, has limited uptake and may not suit everyone.