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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 She'll send you the fact sheet and questionnaire. She will also send the gift card(s) to those who complete the questionnaire(s).