Thank you for your interest in undertaking this survey - it should take approximately 20-25 minutes.

If you are aged 18+ and have Type 2 Diabetes, you are being invited to take part in this online questionnaire as part of a research project being completed by a team of undergraduate students from the Centre of Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM).

Before you decide to complete the questionnaire, it is important that you understand what the aim of the research is and what it will involve. Please take the time to read the following information carefully before you consent to take part by completing the questionnaire.

What is the purpose of the study?

The research project aims to evaluate the extent to which individuals diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) support the management of their condition using diet and exercise and to evaluate the relationships between motivation and beliefs, dietary/lifestyle behaviour and health outcomes.

Why have I been chosen?

Participants have been chosen if they fit the inclusion criteria; individuals must be over 18 years of age, and have a medical diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.

What do I have to do?

Following this information, you will be taken through a series of questions on an online questionnaire. Please answer these questions as accurately as possible. There are no further commitments associated with participating in this research project.

What are the possible benefits of taking part? 

There are several possible benefits of taking part in the research project. Completing this questionnaire allows you to share your views and contribute to a study that may support positive actions in the diabetic community. Furthermore, it is possible that answering questions about your current lifestyle and behaviours may be informative and beneficial in managing your T2D.

What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?

There are no known disadvantages or risks involved in participating in the study. Participation in this study is not anticipated to cause any distress or worry.

Do I have to take part?

Participation is totally voluntary.

Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?

Yes - all data will be anonymised. You will not be asked to provide any details that would identify you personally, and we will not collect IP addresses or any other information which could be used to determine that you have taken part. Participants will be allocated an ID number for data analysis purposes.

What happens if I wish to withdraw my answers after I have completed them?

When you complete the survey, please make a note of the number that you are allocated. Please contact the supervisor per the contact details below to let them know your number and ask them to withdraw your answers from the survey. Having actioned your request, the supervisor will immediately delete your email to protect your anonymity.

What will happen to the results of the research study?

The research project results will be used as a basis for a student assignment. The results may also be used in peer-reviewed scientific journals, conference presentations and in presentations to participants or community groups. Data will be kept in perpetuity by CNELM for research purposes in line with CNELM’s Data Retention Policy on research data.

Who has reviewed the study?

The study has been reviewed and approved for use by the CNELM Ethics Committee.

Contact for further information:

Student Supervisor Dr Karin Seidler
Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management
14 Rectory Road
Berks RG40 1DH
Tel: 0118 979 8686


Question Title

* 1. I have read the above information and agree to voluntarily participate in this research.  I am over 18 years of age, and I have been medically diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.