Just For Partners
Development of an Online Program to Address Emotional Distress in the
Spouses and Partners of Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
We need your help!
GOAL: We know that sometimes it can be tough and frustrating when you have a
partner with type 1 diabetes. So we are developing the first Web-based program
that is designed to help you, the spouse or partner of an adult with type 1 diabetes,
to cope more successfully. In early 2013, this program will be available to partners
all over the world at no cost.
WHAT WE NEED: In this first phase, we are looking for partners/spouses of adults
with type 1 diabetes to complete an online questionnaire. We will use the initial
results of this questionnaire to help us understand how partners are struggling and
what might be needed to help them. We will then use these findings to build the
tools for the final online program.
Please note that we will not be asking you for any personal information that will
identify you in any way. The questionnaire is completely anonymous.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Anyone who has an adult spouse or partner with type 1 diabetes. Must be fluent in English.
WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO: If you are willing to participate, please access our
private and secure study website at: http://justforpartners.behavioraldiabetes.org.
The questionnaire will take approximately 15 – 20 minutes to complete.
WILL THERE BE COMPENSATION: Well, no. Sorry about that. But you will have the
pleasure of knowing you have helped us move this important project forward and
that you will be contributing to a project to help other spouses and partners deal
more effectively with type 1 diabetes!
WHO WE ARE: This is a joint project of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (which is
run by William H. Polonsky, PHD, CDE) and the Bringing Science Home initiative
(directed by Nicole Johnson).
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Dr. Polonsky directly at