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Webbplats för barn och unga med diabetes

På Världsdiabetesdagen 14 november lanseras en webbplats för barn och unga med diabetes. Bakom www.diabit.se står forskare vid Linköpings universitet tillsammans med diabetesteamen vid barnklinikerna i Linköping och Jönköping.

Webbplatsen består av flera olika delar och riktar sig till barn och ungdomar som har diabetes, deras familjer, vårdteam, skolpersonal och andra i den drabbades närhet som till exempel idrottstränare. Sajten är unik i sitt slag då den drivs av vårdpersonal i samverkan med patienter, utan kommersiella aktörer.

– Syftet är att bidra till att barn och unga med diabetes och deras omgivning ska lyckas hantera sjukdomen på bästa sätt. Webbplatsen ökar möjligheten till kommunikation med andra som har egen erfarenhet av sjukdomen, och underlättar samtidigt kontakterna med vårdteamet. Det handlar förstås också om att ge stöd i form av kunskap och utbildning, säger Sam Nordfeldt, läkare och forskare och en av initiativtagarna till projektet.

Sajten utvecklades i ett forskningsprojekt och har funnits tillgänglig för en avgränsad grupp sedan 2006. Under projektets gång har det framkommit önskemål att öppna den också för andra.

– Det har varit fantastiskt roligt att samarbeta med så många yrkeskategorier. Sjuksköterskor, läkare, dietister och kuratorer vid mottagningarna och dessutom skolsköterskor har engagerat sig i att ta fram informationen som finns både som text och film på webbplatsen, säger Sam Nordfeldt.


Thu Nov 13 15:31:00 CET 2008



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