Initial Survey to find Priority Questions in Diabetes and Pregnancy Launched

The Priority Setting Partnership in Diabetes and Pregnancy have launched their Initial Survey today. The survey is the first step in finding the unanswered questions about diabetes and pregnancy that, from the perspective of women, their support networks (families, partners, friends) and healthcare professionals, are the most important for research to address. 

Women, their friends and families, and healthcare professionals with experience or interest in pregnancy with diabetes are invited to complete the survey. This can be anything about the time before, during or after pregnancy with diabetes of any type e.g. type 1, type 2, MODY, gestational diabetes and others. 

By highlighting the important areas for research to funders of research and policy makers, the project will support research which will improve the healthcare and wellbeing of women and families affected by diabetes in pregnancy.

Do you have questions about diabetes and pregnancy? Complete the survey and help change lives.

New Priority Setting Partnership in Diabetes and Pregnancy Research

We are proud to announce on World Diabetes Day the support of the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) and the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, funding awards to identify the priorities for research in diabetes and pregnancy. A new James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (JLA PSP) has been established by Dr Goher Ayman and Professor Marian Knight, in collaboration with Diabetes UK, the JDRF, clinical specialists, and people who have lived experience of diabetes and pregnancy. This work will help direct research towards areas where little is known, and there is great need, in the care of women and their families whose lives are impacted by diabetes and pregnancy. (DRWF award ref: SCA/PP/12/19)

This initiative is the direct result of the involvement of our Diabetes in Pregnancy PPI group of women with lived experience of diabetes in pregnancy. Their support has already helped to secure funding for another project to understand why women may experience the life-threatnening condition of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in pregnancy. This important project, led by Professor Marian Knight uses the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) and confidential case enquiry, and is funded by an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit grant (NIHR RfPB ref: PB-PG-0817-20004).

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