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Opportunity details

Why do some people with diabetes experience emotional distress?

We wish to investigate the development and maintenance of emotional distress in people with diabetes

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At present, it is unclear why some people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes experience emotional distress and others do not. We are interested in what psychological factors may explain this. This understanding will help to develop more effective treatment strategies in the future.

Taking part in the study will involve completing an online questionnaire. You DO NOT need to have experienced emotional distress to take part.

To take part you must:
• Be aged 18 or above
• Have a diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
• Be able to complete questionnaires in English by yourself

If you choose to take part, you will be asked to complete the questionnaire on four separate occasions. In order for us to get in touch with you on these occasions, and to enter you into the prize draw, we will need to take some contact details on completion of the first survey. Contact details will be kept private and confidential and stored separately from the survey responses.

Date from

10th October 2019

Date to

10th April 2020


University of Liverpool

Our research team is interested in furthering the understanding of why emotional distress develops and persists in some people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A clearer understanding will help to identify and develop suitable treatment strategies in the future.





All of England

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What support is offered?

If participants should have concerns about the study they may contact the research team at any point. Participants may also be directed to their GP or local support available through the Diabetes UK site.


Everyone taking part will be entered in to a prize draw.


Taking part in the study will not incur any expense

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?