Use texts, apps, and Skype to keep young people with diabetes engaged with services, says guidance

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 22 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i394
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

NHS services for young adults with diabetes should provide virtual clinics, or clinics in education settings such as colleges, to make it easier for them to attend regular check-ups and provide information by email and text, recommends a new service specification that aims to improve continuity of care as children move to adult diabetes services in England.

The specification1 sets out best practices for NHS services for young people with type 1 or 2 diabetes who are progressing from paediatric to …

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