AHSN Impact Report 2021 - Page 38

Smartphone self-care for people with diabetes

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Katherine Ward , Chief Commercial Officer and UK / Europe Managing Director for health-tech innovators Healthy . io , tells us about their award-winning work to help people with diabetes monitor their kidney health in Yorkshire and the Humber .

Katherine Ward , Chief Commercial Officer and UK / Europe Managing Director , Healthy . io
We are three years into our work with the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN to enable selfcare through smartphone technology – and the evidence is now shining through , showing better health outcomes for patients whilst relieving cost and resource pressures on the healthcare system .
To ensure they stay healthy and their condition is well managed , people living with diabetes should complete eight “ care processes ” each year as part of their annual diabetes review . Diabetes as a condition makes them vulnerable to complications ,
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