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Hitnet a hit, for diabetes self management

Date posted: 8 December 2015

Diabetes Queensland, on behalf of Diabetes Australia and Australian company 'Hitnet' have developed an interactive diabetes self management module for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Diabetes Story, is a six part interactive video that has been distributed nationally across the digital network of 60 Hitnet touchscreen kiosks. Consumers will be able to access the information when they want it, and as often as they need it, independent of health workers.

Helen Travers, Hitnet Director said, 'We are committed to working with the community and health services to turn numbers around. Education and motivation are key to increasing peoples' self-management of their diabetes, and Hitnet's community-based approach to the co-creation of health knowledge is where this starts'.

'Type 2 is a progressive condition with serious complications ranging from loss of sight to kidney and heart disease and limb amputation. Hitnet provides a graduated response, beginning with basic diabetes facts and covering life with diabetes, fighting diabetes and dealing with diabetes in pregnancy.'

'It includes the personal stories of people living with diabetes and options for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may need further advice or support,' Ms Travers said.

Source: Diabetes Queensland


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