Diabetes is a prevalent disease in Singapore. The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Promotion Board (HPB) have been rallying Singaporeans together in the War on Diabetes. The 2017 Citizens’ Jury for the War on Diabetes organised by the MOH, recommended developing a consolidated set of resource materials on a centralised platform . Participants shared that such a platform, providing credible and accessible information, would help Singaporeans who could be more reserved about sharing their condition and challenges with healthcare professionals. Information from the National Diabetes Reference Materials (NDRM) would also be useful for patients, family members and the general public.
MOH, HPB, and their partner, Participate in Design (P!D) used Participatory Design to engage citizens to co-create in-depth Tier 2 NDRM through a series of Community Pop-Up Engagements and a Citizen Design Workshop. A wide range of stakeholders, including those with diabetes and their caregivers, shared their views and experiences, adding to the views from healthcare professionals and academics.
1. From Aug to Sep 2019, 660 people participated in six Community Pop-Up Engagements around Singapore. They generated topics and content that the public would like to see in addition to the Tier 1 NDRM; Tier 1’s information is largely pictorial.