COVID-19 and type 1 survey launched for future research

By Editor
16th March 2021
Charity, Coronavirus Type 1 diabetes

Healthcare professionals are being urged to get people with type 1 diabetes to share their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic in a short survey.

The online questionnaire, published by JDRF, takes a maximum of 20 minutes to complete and will help the organisation to improve treatments and support for people with type 1.

JDRF’s Head of Community Engagement, Dan Farrow, said: “I have lived with type 1 diabetes for the last 16 years. Throughout my journey there have been ups and downs but the last 12 months in particular have had such an impact on everyone.

“Now there is light at the end of the tunnel and I am able to look back and reflect on some of the positives that have come from this surreal time. That includes the use of telemedicine and digital appointments, more flexibility when speaking with my diabetes team and also more time in general allowing me to focus on exercise and managing my type 1.

“It is so important that we as a community share our stories and experiences so that JDRF can understand what life is like for people affected by type 1. JDRF is unique in that a large proportion of staff members live with type 1 and are able to contribute directly. But today I am appealing to you to please help us to gain more of that valuable lived experience.”

The information gathered from the survey will help JDRF to:

  • provide insights to policy makers and NHS clinicians on the real-life impact of treatments – allowing improvements to the care and services you receive
  • provide you and others with the support and information you need
  • contribute directly to helping us achieve our mission

There are two versions of the survey. Participants can click the link relevant to them:
I am parent/carer of a child with type 1.
I am an adult living with type 1.

The survey closes on Monday, March 22.

Photo by Oluwatobi Fasipe on Unsplash

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