Recommendation ID

Peer-led education programmes for young people with type 1 diabetes:- What is the effectiveness of education programmes in which young people with type 1 diabetes
provide training for their peers?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Training delivered by peers is effective both in healthcare and in other settings. This research should evaluate the engagement of the child or young person with type 1 diabetes and their family members or carers (as appropriate), and outcomes for the child or young person. Outcomes could include their success in achieving their target HbA1c level, engagement with diabetes care and management (for example, attendance at clinic), satisfaction with the education programme, and quality of life. The impact on the young person delivering the training should also be evaluated (this could cover the impact on their diabetes care and the psychosocial impact of providing training for their peers). The research should be conducted using quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people: diagnosis and management
Date issued
August 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No