Thank you for your willingness to take part in this anonymous online survey conducted by Diabetes Ireland and carried out with the support of researchers from RCSI: University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dublin. The aim is to describe the current availability and accessibility of diabetes care for people with diabetes in Ireland, provided in outpatient diabetes clinics and general practices. We would like to find out whether people living with diabetes avail of the services, and can access and use recommended screening practices or clinical annual reviews, and explore whether there are any the gaps in meeting needs of the diabetes community.
 
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time (depending on how much you would like to share) and it will hugely help the diabetes community in Ireland. The findings of this survey will enable us inform the decision makers, politicians, healthcare professionals, other key stakeholders – and most importantly – yourself and other people with diabetes of the results. It will greatly help us advocate for the provision of optimum care for all people with diabetes throughout Ireland. 
 
If you have not done so, please read the Participant Information Leaflet (CLICK HERE) so you are fully aware of what is involved in taking part in this survey. You will be asked to consent to begin the survey. Once you consent (initial 5 questions), the survey will begin with the first question asking whether you are a person living with diabetes yourself, or a parent/carer of a child with diabetes, as the questions will be a bit different.  
 
Thank you very much for taking the time, and sharing with us your experience of accessing diabetes health services in Ireland. 
 
Diabetes Ireland Team

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* 1. I have read and understood the Participant Information Leaflet (CLICK HERE) about this research project. The information has been fully explained to me and I have been able to ask questions, all of which have been answered to my satisfaction.

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