In Somerset we are the first to pilot a new NHS Service called My Diabetes, My Way. My Diabetes My Way Somerset is a website for people with diabetes and their carers. It contains information resources that can help you understand more about your diabetes and explains how you can more effectively manage the condition. In addition to this information, you can also access your diabetes records. Data are collected from your GP notes, hospital diabetes clinic records, eye screening service and laboratory blood tests.It started as a website in Scotland, using your information to help support you manage your diabetes. They have launched in Somerset as an NHS pilot and have just provided this free app.
People who use the service say that it improves their knowledge to help them meet goals, improves motivation to make improvements and acts as a reminder for discussions during appointments. The service is not a replacement for your normal care, but helps you to monitor your results before, during and after contacts with your healthcare team.
If you are interested in accessing your diabetes records online, please go to the website and click the ‘Register’ button to securely enrol: