UpBete expands the benefits for more young people with Type 1 diabetes

26 April, 2013

UpBete, the award winning patient education website that provides information and resources to young people with Type 1 diabetes, has expanded into the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust region.

UpBete, the award winning patient education website that provides information and resources to young people with Type 1 diabetes, has expanded into the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust region.

UpBete, www.upbete.co.uk, is an award winning patient education website that provides information and resources as well as interactive support to improve the management and long-term health of young people with Type 1 diabetes; helping to dispel fears and misconceptions about diabetes. The UpBete project was developed by MyKnowledgeMap working in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds, with input from the patients and their families themselves.

Originally available to patients, parents/carers and as a resource for local schools at Leeds Children’s Hospital Paediatric Diabetes Unit, the system has now been adopted by the Diabetes Centres at both Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby as well as Scunthorpe General Hospital under the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. As a result of this expansion and with the anticipated new membership at Leeds,  the community of users should increase by more than 60% and it’s hoped that more regions will be added in the coming months, enabling more young people to benefit from the system, as well as reducing clinical visits and associated costs for the NHS Trusts involved, through improved patient self-help.