Diabetes can be a difficult condition to understand at first, and your Paediatric Diabetes Team will support you as you learn and will provide you with the appropriate information based on your child’s individual needs and requirements. There is a lot of new information to digest and some changes will probably need to be made to your family’s routine.
As your child grows older, it is important to involve your child in the diabetes learning process and make decisions with them. To support you on this journey, Diabetes Ireland has purchased the licence to make the multi-award-winning DigiBete Self Management App and Video Platform available to families of children and young people living with diabetes in Ireland.
DigiBete is a video platform to share videos and educational resources about Type 1 Diabetes. The content is designed to help support children, young people and families to manage their diabetes by extending the reach of clinical teams online.
The primary aim is to;
- provide an easy cost-free communication stream for hospital paediatric diabetes teams to engage with families to provide ongoing clinical advice and information.
- to improve care for children and young people with diabetes by helping them manage their condition more effectively.
The App supports you by providing a place to organise diabetes appointments, and ongoing care, and to receive access to relevant educational resources. As a family, you will be able to access age-appropriate diabetes information such as quizzes, videos, food & exercise support and digital peer support.
You will also be able to develop a record of personalised information about your diabetes care, set reminders for clinic appointments, and receive invites to various family events, education workshops and much more.
How to get the Digibete App
To access the App, you need to contact your diabetes team to obtain a code and easy self-registration instructions.
The following Paediatric Diabetes Clinics have completed their training and are using the App.
|Cavan General Hospital
|Midland Regional Hospital
|CHI Temple Street Dublin
|Sligo General Hospital
|Cork University Hospital
|University Hospital Limerick
|Galway University Hospital
|Waterford Regional Hospital
|Letterkenny General Hospital
|Wexford General Hospital
|Mayo General Hospital
Meanwhile, you can access the various education resources on the platform by visiting: https://www.digibete.org/
Other Educational Resources:
- Management Guidelines in Ireland, https://www.diabetes.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/HSE-Paediatric-Diabetes-Resource-Pack19751-LATEST.pdf
- Meeting the School’s Needs in Ireland, https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/cspd/ncps/paediatrics-neonatology/resources/meeting-care-needs-primary-school-children-with-diabetes1.pdf
Supported by an educational grant from West Pharmaceutical Services.