As DigiBete’s tech partner, we are delighted that the DigiBete app has been commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement, and it is now available to all families and children living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in England and Wales.

The DigiBete app provides a wide range of clinically approved, age appropriate resources to help with the self-management of T1D. Users are able to favourite and save video resources to their device, store insulin ratios/doses and pump settings, add appointments and school healthcare plans and much more.

Following the success of the DigiBete website, we developed the app using a co-design process with parents, clinicians, and the T1D community. After the requirements gathering phase, we sought input and feedback throughout the design and development process to ensure the user experience was suitable for the audience and the functionality met user needs.

The DigiBete app is part of a range of new online tools made available by the NHS to help people manage their condition, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Professor Partha Kar, national specialty advisor on diabetes for NHS England and Improvement said: “Living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes is a daily challenge for millions of people and knowing they are more at risk if they are infected with coronavirus will be worrying, but the NHS has taken action to help people and keep them safe, including the roll out of these helpful apps.”