Diabetes MILES Youth

Are you the parent of a child (aged 10 – 19 years) with diabetes? Then we need YOU! And your child with diabetes too.

You may remember that a few years ago now, the Diabetes MILES survey was conducted. Diabetes MILES looked at the psychological health of people living with diabetes, and the survey results continue to be collated and presented.

Now, a new study – Diabetes MILES Youth – is being conducted asking young people about what it’s like to live with diabetes, and how diabetes affects their wellbeing.

And because we all know that diabetes is a ‘family sport’, parents of kids with diabetes are also being asked to complete the survey.

The survey is only open until the end of September, so please take the time (about thirty minutes) to respond. (I know that you would get involved anyway, but as an added incentive, there’s an iPad to be won!)

Diabetes MILES and now Diabetes MILES Youth will actually show just how diabetes affects our lives on a day-to-day basis.  The more we can talk about the psychosocial side of diabetes – the more evidence there is to show that diabetes affects our wellbeing – the more that diabetes stops being just a numbers game. (Although, in this case the number of people completing the survey is important, so get clicking!)



Diabetes MILES Youth is part of the NDSS-funded Young People with Diabetes National Development Project of which I am the Project Manager. I’m writing about it here because I think it’s really important for as many people as possible to take part in this survey and have their voice heard.

The survey is being conducted by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes.