Diabetes Symbol Resources
Widgit Symbols designed to support the
The Diabetes Symbol Resources include simple text and symbol
supported versions of the Alphabet Strategy Diabetes Sheets.
People living with diabetes need to learn how to manage
their diabetes and much education involves the use of materials
which require literacy. The use of symbols has found to be
effective, particularly for those with learning, literacy
or language difficulties. There are people with diabetes
in all these groups. We have developed symbols for concepts
and words related to diabetes, in order that diabetes materials
might be presented using symbols, for the benefit of people
who live with diabetes but have difficulties in reading.
The materials comprise laminated A4 sheets each covering specific diabetes issues related to the letters of the alphabet A to G. For example, for A the issue is advice, for B it is blood pressure, for F it is feet.
The symbols were developed in partnership with
Warwick University, Warwick Diabetes Care Research User Group
and the George Eliot Diabetes Care Team.
The Alphabet Strategy was originally devised by the George Eliot
Diabetes Care Team
|Diabetes Alphabet Strategy - Symbols
|Diabetes Alphabet Strategy - Text
Diabetes Symbol Project article - an explanation of the project and the symbols
The project developed new symbols to support talking about Diabetes and healthy living.
ABC Diabetes Sheets
A set of sheets in to introduce the issues of Diabetes. Each sheet comes in a text version and symbol supported version.
The topics covered are: