People across Greater Manchester with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) can now register for our cognitive development platform through ‘Diabetes My Way’, the new free website and app born as a part of the GM Diabetes MyWay (GDMW) project, one of seven Test Beds from Wave 2 of the NHS England’s Test Bed funding programme.

Diabetes My Way aims to support the estimated 150,000 people in the city region who have T2DM in self-managing their condition from home, by monitoring their own diabetes health record, uploading their glucose measurements to share with clinicians, and accessing a range of supporting resources.

MyCognition PRO is specifically designed to improve people’s cognition and build mental resilience, helping them be more successful in managing stress and their health. Improving cognitive fitness in T2DM patients will help address these and enable them to better manage their diabetes and protect their mental health. Through MyCognition PRO, patients will access

  • A 15 minutes cognitive assessment, MyCQ
  • A Confidential and secure reports of their cognitive profile
  • Personalised training game, AquaSnap, tailored to their needs
  • Healthy habit builder for sustained health

They will be able to retake MyCQ to monitor their progress over time.

Patients registered with GPs in the Greatest Manchester area can register to Diabetes My Way at https://diabetesmyway.nhs.uk/ and then opt for MyCognition.

Doctors are confident the new digital platform has the potential to be a real game-changer, helping patients easily make big improvements to their lives.

Dr Naresh Kanumilli, a Manchester GP, said: “This Greater Manchester service offers a unique opportunity for people to feel more confident about managing their diabetes by accessing the online information created by NHS experts in diabetes.”

 

Jon Rouse, Chief Officer at the GMHSC Partnership, said: “This is a really innovative project, which both shows how we are doing things differently under devolution, as well as supporting the NHS’s Long-Term Plan to increase the use of digital help in primary care.”

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