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Development of a peer mentor support measure for parents raising youth with type 1 diabetes and youth with T1D

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019




New UMass Medical School study seeks participants to share experiences

A peer mentor is a person who is either living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) or is raising a child with T1D, who provides support and advice on diabetes management. If you have had a mentor yourself or been a peer mentor either formally (through a formal mentoring program such as at camp) OR informally (friend, neighbor, etc.) please consider completing the 2-part form. It's done in two parts to ensure that the measure is consistent over time.

The purpose of this study is to develop a questionnaire about peer mentor support for parents raising children with T1D, and youth (ages 18 – 25) who are living with T1D. It will capture the value, or not, of interacting with a peer mentor.

Those who agree to participate will complete the questionnaire, which will take approximately 15 minutes. Two weeks later, participants will complete the questionnaire for a second time, and mail it to the University of Massachusetts Medical School in a provided a self-addressed envelope.

Participants will receive a $25 gift card as a thank you for partaking in the study. Those who complete the questionnaire a second time will receive an additional $25 gift card. 

If you're interested in participating in the peer mentor support study, please contact diane.quinn@umassmed.edu. She'll send you the fact sheet and questionnaire. She will also send the gift card(s) to those who complete the questionnaire(s).