As the advent of technology has forever changed the way we live, Farir Asa Teb plans to integrate this asset into the well-established Diabetes school model developed by Gabric Diabetes Education Association (GDEA) with great hopes to extend the reach to all children and adults with diabetes, all across Iran.
Psite-1 or “Peer Support integrated Tele-education for Type1 diabetes” aims to multiply the national coverage in 2018 and make education accessible to every person with diabetes, anywhere in Iran or other persian speaking countries in the region.Expansion of Standard Diabetes Self-management Education and Support (DSME/S), as an international directive from WHO and IDF, encouraged us to team-up with the IR Ministry of Health, Pediatric endocrinologists association and Gabric to improve the infrastructure as well as the educational contents to enroll and educate every person with T1 diabetes, anywhere in Iran!Farir Asa Teb is committed to provide the most advanced technologies for that purpose and will continue supporting that cause as a major policy, in pursuit of a healthy and happy life for every person living with type 1 diabetes.
The idea of bringing technology into the field of diabetes education, faced major reception once the patients became more familiar with its concept & the way it made peer education & support that much easier!
Integrating Skype and Telegram (No.1 messanger app in Iran) to provide both face-to face education and continuous peer support, plays a major role in bringing the advanced educational techniques into this course; namely the experiential learning model with aims to empower patients to take control of their diabetes and better manage their condition.
This project has gained huge recognition among the endocrinologists and practitioners as well. Facilitating access to diabetes education, free counsellings and lifetime support from educated peers, are facts that have united the HCP society to help advance the reach and efficacy of this project. In 2017, Dr. Hashemipour, a renowned endocrinologist in the city if Isfahan, presented this project in the International Pediatric Endocrinology congress in Yazd.
Psite1- has educated more than a thousand children with type1 diabetes through skype since its establishment in 2016.
The Innovatory Kids package that accompanies this project, is designed to facilitate the access to standard diabetes care, providing recipients with a free Glucocard 01 – mini glucometer, educational booklets and motivational materials to help promote self-care and blood sugar management, in both patients and their families.