For Health Professionals
Diet and exercise are the cornerstones of the management of type 2 diabetes but modifying these behaviours can be very challenging for patients.
Patients report that they feel overwhelmed by the amount of information they receive when they are diagnosed, they often say they don’t know where to start in terms of making appropriate lifestyle changes, and even for those who do attend structured education programmes, many say they struggle to retain all the information they receive.
The LwD program was developed with patients to be an easy-to-understand, accessible resource to help them overcome these difficulties. The aim of LwD is to promote autonomy, self-evaluation, decision-making and self-management skills in relation to diet and physical activity and, so, to empower people with type 2 diabetes to take ownership of their condition.
It is available as an app for Apple iPhone and iPad, and Android devices. An older version can also be downloaded for Windows or Mac.
Patients will be able to access it at their convenience, allowing them to schedule educational activities around their existing lifestyle, in their own time, when they are on the go or in the comfort of their own home.
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