The precursor to DigiBete was UpBete; an award winning website that was the brainchild of Dr. Philip Holland, Consultant Paediatrician at Leeds Children’s Hospital, who sadly passed away in 2014, shortly after his retirement. Dr. Holland was an innovative, enthusiastic and inspirational doctor who would have very much welcomed the natural evolution of UpBete to the DigiBete platform.
The approach we have taken in the design and delivery of this new educational platform has embodied the values and behaviours of The Leeds Way: Patient-centered, collaborative, fair, accountable and empowered.
The Children and Young People’s Diabetes Team have worked in partnership with their patients and families. By listening to them we now better understand their needs. We have used simple language that is easy to understand so as to empower them to confidently, self-manage their diabetes to the best of their ability. In doing so we hope that we will help our children, young people, who are living with diabetes, to live long and happy complication free lives.
Dr. Fiona Campbell
Consultant Paediatric Diabetologist
Leeds Children’s Hospital
CHAPTER B - Practical Skills
CHAPTER C - Food and Diabetes
CHAPTER D - Low and High Glucose Levels
CHAPTER E - Diabetes During Illness
CHAPTER F - Preparing for Home
CHAPTER G - Learning more about your Diabetes
CHAPTER H - Problem Solving and Adjusting Insulin
CHAPTER I - Lifestyle and Activity
CHAPTER J - Future Health
CHAPTER K - Useful Information