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Participants Needed for a Research Study: Diabetes and Future Pregnancy

Posted Mar 31 2014 11:32am
Popping in from my slacking off in blogging busy day job life to let you all know that participants are needed for a research study on diabetes and future pregnancy.

I was contacted recently by Carrie Grady, a graduate student at Drexel University.  In her email, she wrote:
I am working on my Master’s thesis research project that studies women with diabetes’ perceptions of becoming pregnant. Many women with diabetes have reported a poor knowledge of the risks of hyperglycemia during pregnancy, a lack of information about planning a pregnancy from health care providers, and unsupportive attitudes from others, such as health care providers, family members, and partners. This study aims to assess how women with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes view their ability to control their disease, prevent a pregnancy, and understand how to reduce risks of adverse outcomes from hyperglycemia during pregnancy.
Participants fill out an anonymous online survey, which asks women about their diabetes and future pregnancy/planning (the survey link is  http://drexel.qualtrics. com/SE/?SID=SV_3h3T4IFVgdbvTrn ). I hope that this information will help doctors and nurses improve their quality of care for women with diabetes.
She is looking for women with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who have never been pregnant. More details about the survey criteria are available in the Recruitment Flyer (click this link to view) . In following up with Carrie, she mentioned that most respondents have been women with Type 1 diabetes and that they would really love to hear from those with Type 2 diabetes as well.
Good luck, Carrie!  I had not been diagnosed with Type 2 until after my pregnancies, but I did have gestational diabetes during both and was fortunate to receive excellent care.
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