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hello all!! just testing the water

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by samnorris, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. samnorris

    samnorris · Newbie

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    hello everybody, my name is sam. I am 20 years old and i am an undergraduate student studying human psychology at demontfort university in Leicester. I am not a diabetic but my girlfriend is, this is where my interest in the area stems from.
    I am starting work on my dissertation, for those who don't know this that is my final year report, which is 10 000 words and will be published (if good enough :wink: )
    The research area i want to try and study is whether age of diagnosis and upbringing effect attitudes in type 1 diabetics. This will consist of a roughly twenty minuite interview. This will be kept confidential with only me the researcher and my guidance tutor being able to view your responses.
    So in short, i am looking to interview type 1 diabetics!! preferably in and around Leicester and also perhaps on the phone. In order to get this research approved i need to find a large enough sample, so let me know guys!! Thank you very much, sorry for the rather heavy introduction! Have a nice day!!
    sam
     
  2. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Hi Sam,and welcome to the forum.I will leave your two posts just now but merge them once you have had some answers,probably move it to type 1 forum.I'm sure you will get some replies once some type 1 members log in.
     
  3. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi Sam, I'm sure age does make a very big difference. As someone who developed type 1 when already a grandmother, I had already gone through most of difficult age stages and certainly have no peer group pressure. I was only thankful that my weight loss was not due to cancer.
    Unfortunately, I'm nowhere near Leicester, but good luck with your research.
     
  4. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hya sam,
    welcome and im sorry im not near you too, but im willing to do it over the phone :D
     
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    Hi Sam

    I'm 26 diagnosed at 7 years old, I'm in Nuneaton one day a week for college I'd be more than happy to help!
     
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    belle1580 · Newbie

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    Hey, im NOOOO where near you but would be willing to chat via email/phone whatever =]

    Belle xx
     
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    cugila · Master

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    Oops - Sorry, wrong forum. I appear to have stumbled on a dating site :lol: :lol:
     
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    i am 18, type 1 diabetic, live near lancashire. and i have had diabetes for 5years i found out just before i was 14 years old. if you need my help i am very willing
     
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    kegstore · Well-Known Member

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    Sam

    I think your girlfriend is very lucky to have you! Clearly I'm nowhere near your vicinity, but would be happy to contribute to your study via phone.

    I was 14 when first diagnosed, possibly the worst age to be told "do this do that stand up sit down no not like that like this eat this test etc". I now work on a voluntary basis with newly-diagnosed teens, attempting to get them to understand the importance of good control for long-term health. Am I mad? Wouldn't be my first accusation of same...
     
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    nessa-lou · Well-Known Member

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    i think its great what your doing 'kegstore' as being diagnosed at 13 going on 14 it was the hardest time of my life, five years later and there little help! i should be an expert by now! but clearly not!
     
  11. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Just a gentle reminder to all about being careful how much personal information you give out about yourself to other members.Please keep safe on the internet.

    Sugarless Sue ..Senior Moderator.
     
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