Innovation: My Diabetes My Way (MDMW)
Dr Deborah Wake (DW) (CEO/Co-Founder MyWay Digital Health, Clinical Reader (University of Edinburgh), NHS Diabetes Consultant, (MBChB, BSc, PhD, Clin Ed Dip)) has a unique mix of business, clinical, educational and academic skills. She has a national clinical/ academic reputation for technology, informatics and automated support for diabetes care. She is national clinical lead for internationally award winning and cost saving MyDiabetesMyWay offering online data access and education to all patients in Scotland with diabetes (>30,000 registrants).
In 2017, she co-founded the MyWay Digital Health company to commercialise MyDiabetesMyWay outwith Scotland. She has won several busines/ entrepreneurship awards including; Scottish EDGE, Bio Dundee, Venture and was a top 3 finalist in AccelerateHER, and Women Ahead.
Dr Wake graduated MBChB (Hons) from University of Edinburgh, and subsequently gained a PhD and Diploma in Medical Education.
She is passionate about technology and education delivery. She has been Principle Investigator for multiple research projects (>£2million funding, >40 publications)). 2010-2017, she was programme director/ clinical lead for Kuwait Scotland e-Health Innovation Network, delivering formal postgraduate education to over 300 Kuwait diabetes health care professions. Dr Wake has also developed and delivered a number of free Diabetes MOOCs (massive online courses) educating over 20,000 participants to date, and online structured education for patients. Dr Wake was a Diabetes UK clinical champion (2015-17), and has an active role in public health communication. She contributes regularly to radio, was resident on-screen doctor for STVs flagship show ‘The Hour’ and Health Columnist for The Scotsman newspaper for many years. She developed the first medical podcast series in the UK (Dr Pods Healthcast) in 2005. Her focus now is on driving MyWay Digital Health company to international success, transforming diabetes care.