Published on 29 November 2023

People with type 2 diabetes invited to participate in University of Wolverhampton research.

A researcher is looking for people living with type 2 diabetes to participate in a study on prevention and remission from the condition.

The study will focus on feedback from people with type 2 diabetes, in particular people of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds living in the Black Country Region of West Midlands due to higher diagnoses of the condition among this population group.

The "Determinants of Diabetes Prevention and Remission among People in the Black Country Area of West Midlands" study is being conducted by Marafee Omar, a PhD Student within the Research Institute in Healthcare Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton. The study is also being supported by Dr. Opeolu Ojo, the director of the study. 

Marafee said: “The focus of my study revolves around determinants of diabetes prevention and remission. The target populations for the study are all people in the UK. However, special attention will be given to people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds living in the Black Country Region of West Midlands due to the prevalence of the condition among this population group.

“By conducting this research, I aim to gain valuable insights that will contribute to a better understanding of the impact of diabetes in the West Midlands.”

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Learn more about the study here 

Volunteers for the project will be provided with a survey to complete, with results kept anonymous in confidentiality.

Marafee said: “A research questionnaire, in the form of a project information sheet, which clearly provides details of the research and the level of involvement required from participants, will be distributed to willing participants prior to recruitment.”

For more information and to participate in the study email Marafee Omar here. Click here to take the survey. 
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NOTE: DRWF will from time-to-time advise readers of ‘calls to participate’ in diabetes and related health research studies. It should not necessarily be considered that the charity is in any way connected to the study or the group issuing the call for participants. If we are involved in any way, we will make this known. We will only share external calls where we have confirmed that the study holds ethics committee approval, and the study is specific to diabetes and related health. Taking part in a medical research study is a big step and further helpful information can be found via the National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Trials Guide.

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