Delivering evidence-based interventions for type 1 diabetes in the virtual world - A review of UK practice during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Diabetes Res Clin Pract
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Sathyanarayanan, A., Crabtree, T., Choudhary, P., Elliott, J., Evans, M., Lumb, A., & Wilmot, E. (2022). Delivering evidence-based interventions for type 1 diabetes in the virtual world - A review of UK practice during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.. Diabetes Res Clin Pract, 185 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2022.109777
Funder: Abbott Diabetes Care
Funder: Novo Nordisk
AIMS: This review considers the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on access to interventions for those living with type 1 diabetes and discusses the solutions which have been considered and actioned to ensure ongoing access care. METHODS: We performed a focussed review of the published literature, and the guidelines for changes that have been effected during the pandemic. We also drew from expert recommendations and information about local practice changes for areas where formal data have not been published. RESULTS: Evidence based interventions which support the achievement of improved glucose levels and/or reduction in hypoglycaemia include group structured education to support self-management, insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic had impacted the ability of diabetes services to deliver these intervention. Multiple adaptations have been put in place - transition to online delivery of education and care, and usage of diabetes technology. CONCLUSIONS: Although various adaptations have been made during the pandemic that have positively influenced uptake of services, there are many areas of delivery that need immediate improvement in the UK. We recommend a proactive approach in recognising the digital divide and inequity in distribution of these changes and we recommend introducing measures to reduce them.
Diabetes mellitus, Quality of life, type 1, Remote Consultation, Blood Glucose Self-monitoring, Digital Divide, Sars-cov-2
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2022.109777
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/335209