insulin dialogue toolkit

DAWN Insulin Dialogue Toolkit


The tool aims to enable patients to make confident treatment choices by minimizing anxiety. It is a practical guide developed to help professionals identify, explore and address patient concerns about starting insulin treatment. Rather than dictating to patients, it recommends an empathetic approach that involves asking open-ended questions and active listening.

With it, practitioners can probe deep-rooted patient concerns and attitudes towards starting insulin therapy, for example, the benefits of insulin, self-blame and health, daily life, social issues, injection issues and the risk of side-effects.

There are three elements in the DAWN Insulin Dialogue Toolkit:
- Insulin Perception Questionnaire: Identifying attitudes to starting insulin
- Professional Dialogue Booklet: Exploring attitudes to starting insulin
- Illustrated Insulin Guide: Addressing attitudes to starting insulin

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