COVID-19 and Type 1 Diabetes Questionnaire

24 March 2020

Currently, there is little information available around how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the type 1 diabetes community.

The University of Bern, Switzerland has put together an independent research initiative to gather information over the coming months via weekly surveys on the challenges and risks to people living with type 1 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey will aim to find out whether people with type 1 diabetes are at a greater risk if diagnosed with COVID-19 and whether there are people currently finding it difficult to get access to medical care or medications. This may be useful for aiding diabetes clinics around the world to adapt to the changes and to provide accurate information as the pandemic progresses.

To make this data as useful as possible, the mean population responses will be summarized and made freely available online using an interactive dashboard. Your data will never be shared with anyone and will remain anonymous. The questionnaire is quick (20 multiple-choice questions) and will take less than five minutes. As the data evolves, we will continue to update the survey and aim to have it available in multiple languages in the coming days.

Let’s all work together through this as a unified community. Take the survey here:

Together, we are helping to empower everyone, especially medical professionals, in the days and weeks ahead.



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