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Be part of diabetes research; an opportunity to get involved!

Here at Barnard Health, we are creating a brand new database of diabetes research! Taking part in research gives you the opportunity to have your voice heard, whether you are a person living with diabetes, a partner or parent of someone with diabetes, or a health care professional working in diabetes care we would like to hear from you!

By becoming part of our research database, the details that you provide (such as type of diabetes, or location) will be used to see if you are eligible to participate in any research that we are recruiting for. Opportunities to participate do vary throughout the year, but by being on our database, you will be the first to know about opportunities to take part in research.

Once you are on our database, if you are matched up to any current research study we will invite you to hear more about Hive your research in question. Participation is entirely up to you and if you are interested in taking part then we will provide you with more information about the research. You will be required to give written informed consent before any research takes place.

There are a number of ways to get involved in research, you can:

  • Take part in a questionnaire or survey

  • Give your opinion in an interview or focus group

  • Acting as a lay advisor alongside research teams

  • Contributing to research design

Participation rates vary but we pay up to £100 a day for your involvement


We would like to know more about the sexual health of men with diabetes so that we are able to develop resources to provide appropriate support and inform the provision of specialist advice in clinical services. To this end, we would very much appreciate your help in completing this brief survey. 

Sexual health issues remain a neglected area of study in clinical medicine, but they also have an important impact on psychological well-being, self-image and relationships.  

The following questions will ask you about your diabetes and different areas of sexual and relationships. The answers you provide are very useful to us, but more importantly, we do not want it to cause an embarrassment or discomfort. If any of the questions make you feel uncomfortable, please skip them if you prefer.

Thank you very much for taking the time to help us with this survey, it is very much appreciated.


Here at BHR, in collaboration with JDRF, DiabetesSisters and Stanford University, we are running a survey on sexual health and would very much appreciate your help. Our research to date has shown us that sexual health issues affect three quarters of women with diabetes, physically and emotionally. Please help us to develop resources to help. 

We would like to know more about the sexual health of women with diabetes so that we can develop resources to support women. The working definition of the World Health Organization on sexual health is: “Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.” We consider sexual health as it relates to diabetes to also include things specific to diabetes such as loss of desire, lack of lubrication or difficulty reaching orgasm as well as potential impact on self-esteem, feelings of attractiveness, loneliness or isolation or having an impact on relationships.

Please answer the questions below as openly as you can. Your answers are confidential and will be deidentified.  The deidentified answers you provide will be aggregated and used to help inform healthcare professionals (HCPs) about the needs of women with diabetes around sexual health.  If any of the questions make you feel uncomfortable, please skip over them if you prefer not to answer; we do not want to cause any embarrassment or discomfort.

If you would like to contact the principal investigator, Professor Katharine Barnard PhD CPsychol AFBPsS, please contact her on:

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