Innovative diabetes project wins top award

An innovative project – entitled ‘My Diabetes My Way’ – which allows people with diabetes electronic access to their medical records has been recognised with a top UK award.

Led by the University of Dundee in partnership with NHS Scotland, the project has been named winner of the Education and Self-Management Award at the 2015 Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference.

The project offers people with diabetes anywhere in Scotland online access to their medical records, explaining the clinical measurements that are presented; the personalised and tailored information also helps people understand and take control of their condition.

The project fought off fierce competition from five other shortlisted candidates from across the UK to win the award.

“This is fantastic recognition for the work of the ‘My Diabetes My Way’ team over the last few years”, said Dr Scott Cunningham, the project’s technical lead based at the University of Dundee. “We hope this leads to greater awareness of the service to ensure that anyone with an interest in accessing their records online hears about it and signs up. The project is a strong example of the ways in which we can engage with patients and help transform the care and the quality of information they receive.”

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