UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


New online system empowers patients to self-manage their diabetes

The HeLP-Diabetes system will provide patients with treatment advice and support.

HeLP Diabetes

27 September 2018

Diabetes is one of the most common long-term conditions in the UK, affecting about 2 million adults. People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease, kidney failure and blindness and to die prematurely.
Many of these problems can be prevented if people with diabetes are given the knowledge and skills to self-manage their condition, unfortunately only a minority of patients receive education on how to do this.

Professor Elizabeth Murray and her colleagues developed an online self-management programme called HeLP-Diabetes (Healthy Living for People with Diabetes). It provides information about the condition as well as treatment advice and emotional support. The programme will be of considerable benefit to the NHS and patients. 

Related links:
HeLP Diabetes – Diabetes Self-Management Programme