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Meeting RYDA 22/09/2010

On Monday Dan, Fazilatur, Simon and Remi went to meet Rotherham Young Diabetes Association (RYDA) to talk about UCHD and listen to their experiences. It was great to meet the group of young people and their families who are actively engaged in supporting each other in living with diabetes.

After our short presentation, everyone got stuck into a design game to think differently about diabetes self-management and develop some new design ideas for useful tools. The group came up with some great ideas, including: having positive role models of young people with diabetes in children’s books and television (Perfect Peter alongside Horrid Henry?), jewellery that changes colour to indicate when blood glucose levels are low or high (rather than disruptive beeping gadgets), and games and apps on mobile phones that help with carbohydrate point counting.

Thank you RYDA for sharing your stories and ideas, and making us feel welcome.

You can find out more about RYDA on their website.

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