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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 25821, tabled on 1 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations made by the JDRF in their report, Pathway to Choice, published in February 2020, what steps he is planning to take to support greater self-management among people with type 1 diabetes.

Answered on

7 July 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement commissioned two remote structured education programmes including MyType1Diabetes and DigiBete, to provide education and self-management support for those living with type 1 diabetes. These are available free of charge across England.

The latest technology to support individuals to gain better control over their glucose levels is currently undergoing assessment by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. Hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery systems, allowing the system to react to insulin demands in real time, will begin testing in the next few months. The findings from the pilots will feed into the technology to inform future use.