Using social media and tech to engage and empower younger patients

It can sometimes be challenging to engage younger people with managing their diabetes.  There is widespread use of social media and technology in this group already in relation to other aspects of their lives. With that in mind. it is possible to utilise social media and technology to help support diabetes care.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand what Social Media means
  • To understand the pros and cons of Social Media in healthcare for the individual
  • To be provided examples of Apps and tech that may help promote self care in diabetes

Thursday 15th November 2018

15:55 - 16:25

Paediatric to Adolescent & Crossover Care

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Consultant in Diabetes & Senior Clinical Lecturer, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust & University of Southampton

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