Diabetes management: helping patients adopt positive behaviours
We wanted to improve the self-management of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) by creating more accessible test results data, to educate and motivate patients to adopt positive behaviours and better manage their condition.
We assessed the current data solutions and digital applications offered to T1D patients to identify key challenges and opportunities. We looked for inspiration outside the medical sector, assessing the use of both digital and printed media. Our UX/UI designers and information designers worked together to explore how print and digital media could be used in combination to improve periodic (6 months) presentation of diabetes test results.
We created a printed report which displayed key parameters to help T1D patients understand how well they were managing their condition in an easy to digest format. We developed features for a companion app which complimented the report, providing an additional level of information and dynamic results history. This helped educate, prompt and motivate behaviour change when needed.