Tools and Resources
Psychosocial well-being and diabetes control are interdependent. Assessing patient and healthcare professional attitudes, wishes and needs in diabetes is a vital and valuable part of patient-centred quality of care improvement.
For Healthcare Professionals:
DAWN™ Dialogue Tools
The DAWN™ Programme has inspired the development of practical dialogue tools for healthcare professionals to use in clinics for assessment, evaluation and monitoring on psychosocial well-being as part of the diabetes care.
For People with Diabetes:
A Good Life with Diabetes
The evidence-based diabetes self-help coping programme "A good life with diabetes" is based on cognitive behavioural therapy. A multi-session coached programme to instil coping skills based on the CBT model and inspire to a positive mentality about diabetes.
Nora’s Notes are written by a teenager with diabetes who understands daily life with the disease. The Notes are genuine, honest, and frank, and something any young person or those who care for someone with diabetes should understand
The Insulin Interview
The insulin interview offers help to better deal with concerns or fears about starting insulin. It is a tool to enable people with diabetes to make confident treatment choices with minimal anxiety. Six short questions invites the people with diabetes to identify his /her level of agreement or disagreement with statements about different aspects of starting insulin. Based on the responses a personalised result will appear with a video providing facts to address and counter the concerns. These can be allayed by informed discussion with a healthcare professional.