Children are able to better manage their diabetes at University College Hospital in London

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Capgemini Consulting puts vital medical information in the hands of young patients to improve the quality of their lives

Children and young people with Type 1 diabetes make four injections of insulin each day. To ensure a normal healthy life, it is vital that they understand what dosage to take to regulate their blood glucose levels. However, in 85% of cases, this is not accurately controlled. In order to improve their lives and meet the key objectives of the U.K. Government’s “Every Child Matters” initiative, the Department for Paediatric Endocrinology at University College Hospital (UCH) in London wanted to give children better access to information about their condition. Greater control of the disorder will also help to avoid the need for expensive renal dialysis and transplants.