Scots digital diabetes prevention

NHS Scotland is planning to set up a Digital Diabetes Prevention Programme, using digital technology in clinical interventions.

Its Commons Services Agency – otherwise known as NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) – has published a prior information notice for potential suppliers on the plan, indicating that it is expected to support around 2,000 people in its first year then 1,400 annually over the next two years.

It is estimated at up to a third of adults in Scotland are living with prediabetes – the majority being unaware – and 5-10% will progress to Type 2 diabetes every year, but  various studies have shown that the progression can be prevented or delayed by behaviour change, which would be delivered through this programme.

The programme will seek to provide a proven clinical intervention using digital technology that will provide support over a nine-month period, using trained lifestyle coaches to enable participants to track progress against their own goals via a digital application.

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