JDRF Type 1 diabetes charity, Pathway to Choice access to diabetes technology, Karen Addington

NEWS

JDRF has published guidance to improve access to wearable

medical technology for people with Type 1 diabetes.

The right path

T

he report is from the

charity's Pathway to

Choice programme in

partnership with Abbott's

Diabetes Care business,

Dexcom, Insulet International Ltd and

Roche Diabetes Care. It captures the

barriers, motivations and opportunities

voiced by the UK's Type 1 diabetes

community on access to tech.

Karen Addington, Chief Executive of

JDRF in the UK, says of the report, "JDRF

believes everyone who wants and would

benefit from Type 1 diabetes technology

should gain access to it. This report aims

to understand the motivations and barriers

people face in making treatment choices.

These findings will enable us to explore

the Types of support people need."

Only a small proportion of people in

the UK with Type 1 diabetes currently use

the range of wearable medical devices

available on the NHS, and the report's

findings indicate a variety of complex

factors behind the barriers. They include:

• Education and access to information:

JDRF's market research reveals a

perception that healthcare professionals

are often resource and time-limited. They

report that Type 1 diabetes appointments

- with various topics to cover - often allow

little chance for a broader conversation

about devices. When asked 'what do you

discuss with your (or your child's) diabetes

team?', only 34% of respondents replied

'technology-based treatments' compared

to 68% answering 'HbA1c levels' and

63% answering 'insulin types and doses.'

When asked what area of Type 1 diabetes

information they are keen to receive, the

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REPORT

most popular answer (chosen by 48%)

was "blood glucose management and

technology options."

• Social-economic and financial: Just

18% of respondents from lower socialeconomic groups

said they discuss

technology at their clinician appointments,

compared to 46% of the least deprived.

• Attitudinal and physical: The report

reveals that people who are happy or

satisfied with their current diabetes

management are more reluctant to

change and adapt to technology. Change

symbolises risks that some are not willing

to take. The physical appearance of the

technology also has a strong influence

for some, when it comes to choosing

whether to use it.

Recommendations

In response to these findings, the report

recommends ways to help remove

barriers to awareness and access:

• People with Type 1 diabetes should

have more time with specialist healthcare

professionals at appointments.

• Healthcare professionals should receive

mandatory training on Type 1 diabetes

technology.

• Clinical Commissioning Groups should

do more to reach people with Type 1

diabetes from lower socio-economic

groups.

www.jdrf.org.uk/pathwaytochoice

To download the report as a

PDF click the pic above.

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