Help us investigate attitudes towards type 2 diabetes

We're looking for individuals to take part in a research study looking at stigma and attitudes towards type 2 diabetes.

4.6 million people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the UK and require constant management of blood sugar levels to avoid health complications.

However, there are many barriers to good self-management and treatment. One factor may be people's attitudes about the condition, but there has been little research into the beliefs towards type 2 diabetes to date.


To be eligible to participate in this study, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
  • know someone with type 2 diabetes (e.g. family, friend or colleague)
  • have no history or experience with diabetes

What's involved in the study

The study take about 30-45 minutes and consists of a computer rule-based task and a questionnaire about stigma associated with type 2 diabetes.

This study is recruiting until 5 July 2019.

What you'll get in return

All participants will receive £5 cash.


All participant data will be anonymised. Consent forms will be filed in secure folders in a separate location from the questionnaire forms to prevent any possible identification. This study has received ethical approval1.

Contact us to sign up

If you would like to take part in the study or have any questions, please contact the lead researcher.

1The study has been approved by the Psychology Research Ethics Committee (Ethics code: 18-112).