Digital Innovations in Healthcare and Education

SKIP Study: Supporting Kids with diabetes In Physical activity: feasibility of an online multimedia intervention to promote physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) 

Project Duration

July 2016 - June 2018


National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research for Patient Benefit Programme

Project Staff                           Staff Institutions

  • Dr Holly Blake1                          1. The University of Nottingham1
  • Professor Cris Glazebrook1          2. Nottingham University Hospitals
  • Dr Paul Leighton1                           NHS Trust2                        
  • Dr Tabitha Randell2                    3. University Hospitals of Leicester  
  • Dr James Greening3                       NHS Trust3
  • Dr Boliang Guo1
  • Dr Mengjun Wu1


The main aim of this study is to establish the feasibility of an online intervention to promote physical activity in children aged 9-12 years with Type 1 Diabetes T1DM.

We will test whether we can successfully identify and recruit patients with T1DM to this technology-based intervention, and assess whether the proposed study design is deemed acceptable to patients, parents and healthcare professionals (HCPs).


Randomised controlled two-centre feasibility study (Nottingham/Leicester); qualitative evaluation with children, parents and healthcare professionals (HCPs).

Stage of Development

Due to start in July 2016.

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Contact for further information

Dr Holly Blake



Digital Innovations in Healthcare and Education Research Group

The University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0909