Aim of the research
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) patients are given and directed to lots of information about their diabetes from healthcare professionals (HCPs), from their friends and family and from social media. The information can be provided in many formats such as printed items, or online websites or at consultations with HCPs.

iSAID is an on-going research project  in T2D, we aim to explore how UK T2D patients perceive the information they receive about managing their diabetes and their medicines. We want to learn what they say about the information they have received and what they think about the source of information.

We want to gain insights on how the information or advice that they are given impacts their decisions on how they manage their diabetes. The research project will explore what information they expect from the different HCPs managing them and compare that with what information they value from other sources, such as friends, online or groups to help manage their diabetes.

Who can take part in the research?
To be able to participate in the research you need to be

  • 18 years or older
  • diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

About the interview
The interview can be arranged to fit in with your schedule and

  • will take place over the phone
  • take about 35 to 45 mins
  • you have the right to withdraw from the interview at any time

How can you get involved in the research?
We would like to undertake interviews with people who have Type 2 Diabetes so that we can better understand how information about diabetes is perceived.  If you feel this could be something you might be interested in, please contact us at (adding iSAID in the subject box) or call us at 0203 515 5550. We are offering £20 Amazon vouchers as reimbursement for your time taken to participate in the research.

How the data you provide will be used
All these different sources influence how patients feel about taking their medications to manage their diabetes. SoS are at the forefront of helping patients change their behaviour because the changes we recommend are based on the research we carry out with patients, coupled with our extensive knowledge in behaviour change psychology.