*Before you begin if you are under 18 please ask for your parents’ consent before proceeding*

Hello, my name is Meg Foord and I am a Year Twelve student at Mary Mackillop College in Adelaide, South Australia.  I am currently in the process of completing my ‘Research Project’ which is a compulsory subject under the SACE (South Aust Cert of Ed) guidelines requiring students to formulate a question of interest and utilise various avenues of research to collate information regarding the chosen topic.  My research question is “How can we effectively help young people with Type 1 Diabetes deal with their diagnosis and the misconceptions society has surrounding the disease?”. For my outcome I hope to formulate a book for young adult suffers of this disease. I came upon this question as at 12 I myself was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and found there was little support regarding the topic. By completing this survey and submitting your results you will be helping me to complete my research.

 

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-             By submitting your results, you are agreeing to let me use them for research purposes only. By using survey monkey all your responses will be kept anonymous from me, however if you wish to personally contact me and withdraw your consent later or find out how your results have been used you can email me on: mfoord99@gmail.com or contact me on: 0450554074 

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* 1. How old where you when you were diagnosed? *if unsure your parents may know*

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* 2. How old are you now?

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* 3. Can you remember how you felt when you where diagnosed?

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* 4. If yes, what tools did you use to help you cope?

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* 5. If no, what tools are you aware of to help people cope?

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* 6. What tools do you think would be the most effective in helping a young adult deal with their diagnosis?

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* 7. Are you aware of any misconceptions of Type One Diabetes?

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* 8. What are the top 5 misconceptions you have encountered? (you can put less in if you are unsure)

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* 9. In what why do you feel would be the most effective in helping young adults deal with their diagnosis and the misconceptions?

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