Young people’s NEEDS
In North East Essex there are around 450 people living with diabetes under the age of 30 and the majority of these young people have their care provided by us – the North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS).
We want to make sure that, along with the other 17,000 people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in North East Essex, our younger patients have access to online help, support and education.
We have a dedicated Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NEEDiabetesService) and Twitter (@DiabetesNEEDS) where we post regular updates about the NEEDS service, education courses, local events and relevant news. We also encourage our patients who use social media to post questions on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #NEEDShelp. The answers are then posted on the Frequently Asked Questions section of the NEEDS website