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Approved Online Research Study- The impact of working life on managing diabetes

Discussion in 'Diabetes Research' started by Flav, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Flav

    Flav Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    Hi everyone, hope you are well.

    I am a masters health psychology student at the university of Middlesex. I am carrying out a research on the impact of working life on managing diabetes. I would be really grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to complete my study. It should take about 15-20 minutes.
    Please click on the link below if you would like to take part.

    Many thanks and your help is deeply appreciated.

     
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  2. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Can an ex Type1 take part?
     
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  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    All done, but noticed a couple of spelling mistakes, 'ass' was one :oops:
    Good luck :)
     
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  4. Flav

    Flav Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    Hi, yes you can.
    Many thanks :)
     
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  5. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You are asked questions about frequency of vegetable and fruit intake plus meat and presumably saturated fats.
    Some type I diabetics use a low carb high fat diet which has sound evidence as a healthy option in terms of blood sugar control, and overall health.
    So for example, they may not eat fruit, and vegetables they do consume include things like vitamin C etc. And the idea that saturated fat causes heart disease and that cholesterol is also the cause of heart disease has never been proven.. Lots of false research about this. If you subscribe to zoeharcombe.com you can find the arguments and solid statitstical analysis of a PhD person in refuting lipid research and use of statins and the flawed science used to demonise saturated fat and low carb diets.
    Suffice it to say that if you were to follow the food industry bias and associate no fruit and definite intake of red meat with an unhealthy diet your hypotheses can be refuted. That is why i have given Dr Zoe Harcombe,. phD, a Welsh nutritionist as a reference so that you can avoid this potential mistake.
    Best Wishes
     
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  6. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Done!
    No zero options on feet/shoe checking answers btw
    Also is there some value judgement implied by the questions about high fat/dairy and fruit and vegetables eating. It should be noted that many of us on this forum actively seek high fat foods for health so this answer should not be conflated with 'unhealthy' habits
     
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  7. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    As I have not been Type 1 for almost six years, I have answered the survey as though I was in my last Type 1 weeks.
     
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  8. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    @Flav
    I'm presuming not pertinent if retired?
     
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  9. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There should be an option for N/A for some of the questions at least. There was one page that sounds liek it assumed you were living with someone else - and yes I did check the box near the beginning that said I was not cohabiting/married and I said I did not have any kids
    For example one such question is: 'The behaviours I perform that make me effective at work do not help me to be a better parent and spouse', well I live on my own, don't currently have an other half and don't have kids, so how do I answer that one, its a (1= Strongly Disagree; 7= Strongly Agree) type radio button answer - I left it blank
     
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  10. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Another one I can't take part in, nor can LADA patients, type 3c and so on!

    There is more than two types of diabetes and more types of type2 and so on!

    Rant over!
     
  11. Grumpy ole thing

    Grumpy ole thing Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    started it but didn't complete it, the questions don't seem to relate to anything I understand of working life.
     
  12. Rylando88

    Rylando88 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Can I just ask how exactly you managed to get rid of type 1 diabetes?!?! As far as I was aware there is no cure for it yet?? If there is I want to know about it!!!!
     
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  13. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Rylando88 Sorry this is delayed. According to the Home Page and other medical sources, I haven't been cured! I was Type 1 from 1959 - 2013 when I had a kidney/pancreas transplant. To my mind, having put an end to at least 32,000 injections and finger pricks, I feel cured, but even a transplant brings problems - not usually as bad, but I did have a very worrying six months, ending on 7th Feb this year in which they thought the organs were being rejected.
    The problem is that for any transplant to be offered, whatever is being replaced has to be in very poor shape before they will proceed as it is a seriously risky operation. My advice is to stay as well controlled as possible and trust that science is bringing hope even more speedily than five years ago. Good luck with your regime and health!
     
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    PC16 Type 1 · Member

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    Why can't I take part - I was told I have type 1 but i was diagnosed at 34 does this mean I have LADA?
     
  15. Rylando88

    Rylando88 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi, not a problem better late than never I say!
    It’s great that you’ve had a transplant and I can totally understand why you would say you are cured as I would probably be the same to be honest!
    What intrigued me though is you say about being offered a transplant when things are in bad shape, well my pancreas doesn’t work at all and hasn’t for 21 years, is that not bad shape? Haha!
    X

    Ahh
     
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  16. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Rylando88 Wish it was that simple! Luckily (?!) only a fraction of the pancreas (5%) is involved with insulin. The other 95% is involved in other digestive functions such as lipase, amylase, and combining juices with bile, all of which aids digestion. As serious kidney malfunction is a more threatening condition, I managed to get a foot onto the organ ladder! Funnily enough, I bumped into another type 1 on Saturday, who was very excited by my experience, and wondered how she could chat up the local surgeon... It's at times like this that I feel a traitor to the cause. I can only think that people like you and her live in far more encouraging times.
     
  17. Flav

    Flav Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    Hi,

    Many thanks to everyone that's completed the survey, really appreciate your help. Also thanks for the feedback, unfortunately not much I could do as I had to use already validated questionnaires so hopefully this could add onto future research and the need to produce new measures as some of have you clearly pointed out issues with outdated research especially in terms of dietary requirements.

    Once again, many thanks for all the help.
     
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    Fenn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to but in, so you had a pancreas retro fitted and you were no longer diabetic, produced your own insulin? thats pretty amazing, never heard of that before :)
     
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  19. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Fenn I fully understand your reaction! I still find it unbelievable that in 2 weeks time I shall have been producing my own insulin for 6 years. Funnily enough Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge are performing around 30 pancreas transplants a year. but I guess we are still relatively rare. Best of luck with your health. Grant
     
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