Diabetes survey set to change the future
People with diabetes are being urged to take part in a major survey launched by Diabetes Professional Care 2019 (DPC2019) and the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF).
The aim of the poll is to give healthcare professionals valuable insight into the best way to improve diabetes care, from the perspective of someone living with diabetes.
The results will be presented at DPC2019, the UK’s largest, free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference and exhibition for all healthcare professionals working within the field of diabetes, and its related conditions.
There are 17 questions and completing the survey should take just under 15 minutes – but will provide “vital intelligence” to “push for change”.
DPC founder Maggie Meer, who has diabetes herself, said: “This survey will help generate vital insights which will help inform our diabetes care improvement agenda.
“Since our inception in 2015, we have formed a close relationship with DRWF and this nationwide survey represents another great stride together as we seek to gain vital intelligence from people with diabetes to help us push for change. The findings will be used to shape our conference to enable us to provide vital information for HCP’s and policy Leads to help improve patient outcomes, this will also help inform the future direction of DPC.”
The results will also be used as part of a People with Diabetes Wall at DPC2019, which will share honest, inspiring insights of life and experiences of care from real people with diabetes.
DRWF’s Chief Executive Sarah Bone said: “Our aim is to raise awareness of all forms of diabetes so that people may take preventative actions where possible to avoid or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, and to access the support and guidance necessary to manage type 1, type 2, type 3, gestational diabetes and all other forms, effectively.
“We are therefore fully behind this survey as a way of generating the insights and evidence needed to effect change and improve diabetes care.”
Due to increased demand, the conference is moving to a larger hall within Olympia London, when the two-day show will open on October 29. Registration for Health Care Professionals is already open.
To take part in the survey, click here.