317128 people in Scotland have diabetes, representing 5.8% of the population. According to current trends, by 2035 more than 480,000 people in Scotland will be living with diabetes. (Scottish Diabetes Survey 2020.)
The resources in this section have been compiled to support libraries to participating in the Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing pathfinder with Diabetes Scotland. This pathfinder aims to develop a central role for libraries in their communities in:
1) Helping people living with diabetes to self-manage, live well with the condition and make informed choices about their health and wellbeing.
2) Enabling people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to access support and accredited resources that will reduce their risk of developing the condition.
3) Addressing the inequalities which affect people’s risk of diabetes and their outcomes when the condition develops. Sources of inequality include: ethnicity, socioeconomic background; digital inequality.