In the small piece of design research, we learnt from 11 bloggers living with type 1 diabetes about what it’s like to live, manage and cope with T1D on a daily basis. Our research was very high level and set out to discover the more emotional aspects of the condition, rather than looking at direct issues with specific pieces of equipment.
We uncovered a number of insights from our participants, which if addressed, could help make a difference to the lives of those with T1D; not only in the way that it is managed, both practically and emotionally, but also to the public perception of the condition (like the Diabetes UK campaign shown below).
During the week, we will be sharing a few of our insights in a series of updates:
- Diabetes Week part 1: alleviating worry with a wearable
- Diabetes Week part 2: not all diabetes is the same
- Diabetes Week part 3: diabetes on the move
These are not intended to be the only or best possible solution to the challenges, but are instead intended to provoke thought and discussion around what might be possible.
If you have any thoughts, please get in touch with us on Twitter @team_medical.