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Have your say! What are the most important questions for research to answer on diabetes and pregnancy?

What is this survey for?

We want to find the most important questions for research to answer in diabetes and pregnancy. 

Diabetes affects around 38,000 women giving birth in the UK (5%). Diabetes can increase the risk of complications for these women and their babies in the short and long term.

More research is needed to help prevent or manange diabetes around pregnancy. Through this project, we aim to help support research in the areas considered most important to those concerned by diabetes before, during and after pregnancy.

In a recent survey, women, their families and friends, and healthcare professionals told us their 3 most important questions about diabetes and pregnancy. This could be anything about the time before, during and after pregnancy with diabetes of any type. Thank you to everyone who took part. We have taken all your questions into account.

We’ve summarised the questions and those not already answered by research are listed in this survey. The questions already answered by research are not included in this survey, but they will still be shared in different ways.

Who can take part in this survey?

Please take part if you are:

  • A woman with personal experience of pregnancy or planning a pregnancy with diabetes of any type
  • A partner, family member, friend, or someone else who supports a woman affected by diabetes in pregnancy
  • A healthcare professional

What are we asking you to do?

Please read the list of questions in this survey and pick up to 10 questions that you think are most important for research to answer.

The survey may take around 20 minutes to complete, but please take as much time as you need.

Please ask others to complete this survey too. We want to make sure we are aware of the issues that matter to as many people as possible.

What will happen next?

The questions that people pick most often will be taken through to a workshop where people with personal experience of diabetes and pregnancy and healthcare professionals will come together to agree the top 10 questions.

The top 10 questions will be shared widely with funders of research and researchers. Women, their families and healthcare professionals, by taking part in this project, will therefore help future research to focus on answering the questions of most importance to them.

For further information and help

If you would like more information about this project please visit www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/jla-psp or follow us on Twitter @NPEU_JLAPSP

If you would like help with this survey, please contact the team at: JLAPSP@npeu.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 289 757

Funded by the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (SCA/PP/12/19), and the John Fell Fund and Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.