The Sound Doctor launches diabetes library


Patient self care videos provide multi-cultural tips for diabetes prevention and management

The Sound Doctor has announced the launch of a new diabetes library.

In adding over 60 new evidence-based, diabetes-focused films to its website-based collection, The Sound Doctor will offer more-culturally-diverse material, top tips from patients and consultants, and new animations as it makes a significant reinforcement to its learning base.

The decision to expand comes as Diabetes UK recently published research showing that more people than ever are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.

And, if nothing changes, it is believed that more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.

The latest update to The Sound Doctor's diabetes library is the result of a periodical review which the website undertakes in order to ensure its material is as relevant as possible.

The library is stronger than ever before on diversity, offering a multicultural spread of films featuring interviews with patients from around the country.

This is in addition to insight from leading diabetes specialists, with key interviews from Diabetes UK and the world-renowned Leicester Diabetes Centre included.

Among the UK clinical commissioning groups which have already signed up to the new resource are Castle Point and Rochford, Basildon and Brentwood, North East Essex, Wolverhampton, and Barnsley.

Dr Charles Alessi, senior advisor at Public Health England, said: "The quality of the product is, in my experience, unmatched anywhere in the world."

Co-founder of The Sound Doctor, Rosie Runciman, added: “With the addition of these new resources, our objective is to become pivotal for the improvement of self care for patients with diabetes as an integral part of care pathway redesign.

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“By providing patients with detailed, accessible and easily-comprehendible online information, the overall management of their illness becomes more effective and efficient."