Tweetchat: Diabetes Education

Introduction

Working with JDRF UK the tweetchat, taking place on Tuesday 19th August between 8:00pm and 9:00pm, will be hosted by @AdrianSandersMP.

The @OurDiabetes account will be retweeting his questions to ensure you know when to respond. If you aren’t already following @AdrianSandersMP or @JDRFUK then maybe now is the time to start… and here’s why…

About Adrian Sanders MP and the APPG for Diabetes

Portcullis House logo

The Portcullis House logo as used by the APPG

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes is an informal group of people with a keen interest in diabetes and cross party support from MPs and Peers.  Although it has no official power or funding from Parliament, it can be a powerful voice for change by bringing together experts and opinion leaders with a real passion to help improve lives for people with diabetes.

This year we’re investigating the education and support available to help people self-manage diabetes.  We know from the National Diabetes Audit that less than 2 per cent of people with diabetes receive structured education so we want to hear your views on what you think of the education and support available, where the gaps are, and what support or training would help you and your family to live with diabetes.

Adrian Sanders MP

Adrian Sanders MP

My name is Adrian Sanders and I’m the MP for Torbay. I was diagnosed with type 1 in 1990 and I have campaigned strongly on diabetes issues ever since.  I have been the Chair of the All Party Group for Diabetes for 16 years and am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas this evening.

The secretariat for the APPG for Diabetes is jointly provided by JDRF and Diabetes UK.

 

Participating in the tweetchat

If you haven’t participated in a tweetchat before or are unsure how to participate in the chat, everything you need to know is explained in the article Explaining Tweetchats.

Take a look at the questions that will be asked, consider reading some of the linked material, have a think about your answers and join in on Tuesday with your thoughts – it’s as simple as that!

 

The “Diabetes Education” Questions

Question 1: Where do you currently look for advice & support to help you self-manage your diabetes?

Question 2: What gaps are there in the current provision of education? What other training & support would you or your family find useful?

Question 3: How should education and support best be delivered and by who?

Question 4: How confident do you feel that you know what diabetes education and support is available to you – both locally and nationally?

 

Pre-chat reading

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