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Help Our Community: How Does Hypoglycemia Affect You?

Published: 5/24/21
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By Eliza Skoler

The Your SAY: Hypoglycemia study is a 30-minute online survey that will help an international research team understand how severe low blood sugar affects quality of life – for people around the world living with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and their loved ones.

Trial Name: Your SAY (Self-management And You): Hypoglycaemia

Diabetes type: People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes (who use insulin), and people living with a partner who has diabetes

What is the trial studying?

Your SAY is an international research effort to understand how low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) affects the quality of life for people with diabetes and their loved ones. The goal is to look at whether it matters how the researchers ask questions about quality of life. This project is part of the international Hypo-RESOLVE collaboration, which aims to collect data to better understand and prevent hypoglycemia.

This is a great opportunity to share your experiences with hypoglycemia, make your voice heard, and help others affected by diabetes around the world. Access the survey here.

What is the trial measuring?

The study is an online, self-report survey that is available to English speakers around the world. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete and consists of some multiple choice and short answer questions. Responses will be compiled and analyzed to better understand the impact of hypoglycemia.

Why is this new and important?

Severe hypoglycemia occurs when a person’s blood sugar level is too low for their brain to function properly – this can be quite scary for the person with diabetes, as well as their loved ones. The research team wants to learn how episodes of severe and self-treated hypoglycemia, as well as a fear of low blood sugar, impact daily life for people affected by diabetes.

This study is especially interesting since it’s looking at the effects of hypoglycemia among people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as their loved ones.

Trial length: The survey will be open from May until August 2021.

Trial location: The survey is conducted online, via a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It’s open to people around the world.

Are you interested? 

You’re eligible to complete the survey if:

  • You have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least six months, OR

  • You have type 2 diabetes and have been taking insulin for at least six months, OR

  • You are in a relationship and living with someone with diabetes who meets the above criteria.

You must also be:

  • Over the age of 16.

  • Able to take the survey in English.

If you’re eligible, click here to take the survey.

For more information: Click here to learn more or email the study team at sduhypoteam@gmail.com.

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