This project gathered information from young adults with diabetes, and from clinicians who work with them, to learn more about how online videos can best support diabetes management among young adults, and how this population currently uses and assesses online patient education and information. Our research included an online survey of 140 young adults and a focus group with this same population. Additionally, a focus group with diabetes clinicians was conducted to obtain their perspectives.
Our findings shed new light on how young adults with diabetes use information from the internet, and particularly from online videos, to help them manage their health. These findings could inform future digital education strategies for diabetes patients and clinicians.