NHS England research: Adults living with diabetes

NHS England is carrying out research to understand more about the experiences of adults living with diabetes. The findings will inform how services are delivered and help the NHS support people to manage their condition in the future

They would like to speak to those with type-2 diabetes, carers of adults with a learning disability, and the Gypsy and Traveller community.

  • Those with type-2 diabetes who are managing their condition through diet and exercise only, and are not using medication or insulin.
  • Those with type-2 diabetes who are finding it difficult to manage their condition. For example, this could be in relation to diet, exercise, monitoring blood sugar levels, or general confidence.
  • Men with type-2 diabetes.
  • Those with type-2 diabetes who are from a community where local people lack access to stable employment, good education, housing, food and/or amenities.
  • Carers of adults with a learning disability and diabetes. We are also interested in speaking to adults with a learning disability, if they are willing and able to participate in the interview with their carer.
  • The Gypsy and Traveller community. NHS England are interested in speaking with adults in this community, or individuals who have experience supporting this community with health conditions. Please note, these individuals do not need to have diabetes to take part in the research, as they would like to discuss general barriers to accessing care and experiences of health conditions.

Taking part would involve either a one-to-one telephone or online video interview lasting 1-hour, or a 90-minute online focus group with 3-4 other people living with diabetes.

If you are eligible for the research, you will receive an incentive gift (paid by cheque or bank transfer) as a thank you for your time.  You can find out more by reading the information sheet, and the diabetes qualitative research privacy notice.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact their recruitment partner Acumen Fieldwork by emailing [email protected].