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50 Local People Living with Diabetes Wanted to Help Researchers Shape Future of Their Care

Originally Published 25 February 2002

The Warwick Diabetes Care research group at the University of Warwick have been given a £10,000 research grant by Diabetes UK, so that researchers from The Universities of Warwick and Coventry can pin point the best information, and educational and support needs for self-management of people who have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. They will also look at those who are about to have a new change in therapy for Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes tends to strike people later in life – typically at age 45 and over.

The researchers have already got good results by working closely with people living with diabetes on other diabetes issues and are now once again are looking for 40-50 people to join a small group discussion (or focus group) to tell them their experiences. Travel expenses will be paid to the University of Warwick and refreshments provided.

The researchers are looking for people from Coventry, Warwickshire and Birmingham who in the last year have fallen into one of the following categories:

  • those who have a new diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes
  • those who have started to take tablets for their diabetes
  • those who have started to take insulin for their diabetes

Those interested in taking part should contact Jackie Stuart at the University of Warwick on 024 76 572905.