My name is Jo. I am a clinical exercise physiologist, diabetes educator and health education specialist. I am passionate about all things health, wellness, fitness and diabetes. However, I am particularly passionate about reducing barriers to accessing diabetes self-management education. In addition to the above, I’ve had the pleasure of presenting video chats on TuDiabetes on the topic of type 2 diabetes and exercise.
You are likely aware that there are 29 million people in the US living with type 2 diabetes. What you may not be aware of is that there is only 18,800 certified diabetes educators in the US. In order for all 29 million persons living with diabetes to receive diabetes self-management education every certified diabetes educator would need to see on average 4 persons with diabetes daily for one full year!
As such, I’d appreciate your help in a study I am conducting that is investigating the effectiveness of diabetes self-management education (DSME) delivered using avatar-based technology. I am seeking to reduce barriers to accessing DSME. I am specifically seeking adults with type 2 diabetes to evaluate the video, and answer survey questions. It will take about 60 minutes to complete. My goal is to contribute evaluation findings, and potentially an alternative video approach for the delivery of DSME to reach the millions who don’t have access to a certified diabetes educator and who have little or no knowledge of how to successfully manage living with type 2 diabetes.
Please know that the video is not comprehensive in nature. It simply represents a starting point for those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or simply a refresher for others.
Participation in this survey is limited to the first 200 volunteers. After 200 volunteers complete the survey, the computer program will close the survey and send out three bar-coded gift certificates ($300, $200, or $100) for use on Amazon.com to three randomly chosen e-mail accounts without in any way linking your identity to the survey results.
I invite you to email, text, and tweet others who are living with type 2 diabetes to go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AvatarVideoSurvey-for-Adults_With_Type2Diabetes to take a survey and rate a video for a chance to win a $300, $200 or $100 prize. THANK YOU!
In advance, thank you so very much for helping me increase awareness regarding the importance of to diabetes self-management education.