Diabetes Journey is a novel mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine intervention for teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This tool promotes problem-solving around identified T1D adherence barriers. Gamification elements and a highly interactive mobile interface provide teens with an appealing and engaging multimedia learning experience. Diabetes Journey is an effective way to help teens with T1D identify and remove barriers to taking their insulin.
Designed with Teens who have Type 1 Diabetes
We included teens with T1D at every stage of the design process to solicit their input and refine our approach so as to create an effective and appealing learning experience. Teens found the approach to be pleasing, fun, and engaging, and appreciated how Diabetes Journey provided clear guidance on identifying and solving insulin adherence problems. They also appreciated that Diabetes Journey was a a non-judgemental environment for learning and was sensitive to their needs.
Research presentation detailing the design and development of the Diabetes Journey intervention.