Type 1 Diabetes and Dating Research

My name is Sandra and I am an undergraduate student in Psychology at York University in Canada. I have been a Type 1 Diabetic for 8 years. Diabetes to me was like having a full-time job on top of school, on top of my part-time job, and on top of having friends and dating. So diabetes has given me the chance to live life differently from those who don’t have it. I am certain that even within diabetes, many diabetics experience things differently.

Over the years, I have developed an interest in what its like to have diabetes and date at the same time. I have reviewed the literature on this and surprisingly, the literature is not much! So I have developed a thesis project which examines these social aspects of diabetes. More has to be learned about the dating experiences of diabetics.

I need your help!!! If you are between the ages of 18-27 and are currently dating and involved in a heterosexual romantic relationship, please take the time to fill out my survey. You’ll be asked questions about your relationship with your partner, some questions about your self and some about your diabetes. This study will not be possible without your help!

Upon completion of this 15 minute online survey, you can enter for a chance to win 2 movie tickets for you and your partner.

I appreciate all the help I can get. I would really like to contribute to greater knowledge in the field of diabetes and social experiences.

Please follow this link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/relationshipsandIDDM

This survey has been approved by the TuDiabetes Administration Team

Hi Sandra
This is great! I am also a psychology student and will be graduating this year from UMass Amherst. I am also doing a study on college students, but looking at social support groups. I would love to talk to you about your research! I also work with the College Diabetes Network (CDN), a non-profit which supports college students living with diabetes. In the future we hope that CDN can be a valuable resource in having access to a large national sample of college students for research. My email is croth@collegediabetesnetwork.org, i would love to talk with you!
Hope to talk to you soon!