NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched DigiBete to support children and young people with Type 1 diabetes.
The DigiBete App allows diabetes teams to send information and resources about managing Type 1 at home, allows patients to store insulin ratios, care plans, future appointments and notes and provides help and advice through access to over 200 Type 1 diabetes films.
Children and young people and their families can access DigiBete via their local care teams by asking for a unique code to download the DigiBete App for free. A version of DigiBete can also be accessed at: www.digibete.org.
How do I register for DigiBete?
Registering for DigiBete is easy:
- Obtain a unique code from your local paediatric diabetes clinic
- Download the DigiBete App from Google Play or the App Store
- Go to www.digibete.org/digibete-app and watch the videos on how to sign up and set up the App.
Then, watch the 'Using the DigiBete App' film to gain maximum benefit from the app. If you have any technical issues please: firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Do I need to pay anything?
No, the DigiBete App and web platform is funded by the NHS and is free for you to use.
Can my friends and family use this too?
Yes, if they are a trusted carer. Up to six devices can access the same App login.
Alternatively, for training materials, friends, family, community members and school staff can all access www.digibete.org platform freely where they will find lots of information to support their understanding and training of Type 1 diabetes in children and young people.
How do I get the next set of age resources?
All DigiBete resources are set into age brackets in line with the ‘Goals of Diabetes Structured Education’ milestones.
When you or the young person you care for reaches the next age bracket your App will automatically repopulate with the next set of age resources.
What happens to my data?
Any data you input into your app, such as your insulin ratios, is stored securely and is not shared with either DigiBete or your clinic.
The only App data your clinic will see is your registration email and patient/carers name.
DigiBete does not have access to any personal identifiable data including registration data.
How can I give feedback?
We'd love to hear your feedback. Please contact email@example.com and let us know your queries and thoughts on how we can improve the service.
How many devices can the App be available on?
Up to six devices can access the same App login making it easy for additional trusted carers to have access to your child's Type 1 diabetes information.