Children and Young People’s NE and N Cumbria Diabetes Network: Improving Access to Diabetes Technology for Children and Young People with Diabetes Living in Low-Income Households

Diabetes technology is rapidly developing, with insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors increasingly requiring high spec mobile phones and laptops to be used effectively. With this in mind, high levels of deprivation across the North East and North Cumbria are creating a barrier to some families access this life-changing technology.

Simultaneously, hospital trusts need to consider the environmental impact of unneeded IT equipment disposal - this project brings these two seemingly unconnected challenges together, creating a solution for them both by donating repurposed NHS equipment to families so they can access diabetes technology and improve outcomes.

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