We are looking for people to appear on our new online diabetes risk test.
We provided online tests as part of our Measure Up and Silent Assassin awareness campaigns. But new scientific research means the test can now be even more accurate, so we are updating how we assess the risk of diabetes.
How you can help us find people at risk
We need a team of people to feature in the new online test, giving the new test a more human, friendly face that people taking the test can relate to - helping us encourage others to calculate their risk of diabetes. The idea is that the real people who we feature in the test will also tell their experiences on our website, blogs and Facebook page.
- Do you have a friend or relative who has diabetes?
- Are you worried you may be at risk?
- Perhaps you have taken the original online risk assessment test?
- Did you find out you were at risk of Type 2 diabetes?
- Have you changed your lifestyle as a result?
- In short: do you want to help us prevent people developing diabetes?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any the questions above, you could be an ideal volunteer to feature in the new diabetes risk test.
Diabetes UK is looking for volunteers with varied results on their online test but who, as a result, have taken steps to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
We’re not necessarily looking for people with diabetes, and you don’t have to have taken a test yet - we are simply looking for volunteers of all ages, genders, body sizes and ethnic backgrounds.
What you would be asked to do
If you are selected, you will be invited to attend a photo shoot and interview in London, and we will feature quotes and photos of you in the new online risk test.
There is also the opportunity to help us on a longer-term basis to feature your story and contribute content for our website by blogging for us or posting comments on our Facebook site.
“This is a great opportunity for people to get serious about diabetes prevention, and help encourage others to do the same,” said Amanda Neylon, Digital Media Manager at Diabetes UK.
“The selected volunteers will have the unique opportunity to make others aware of their risk of diabetes, and encourage them to make the important changes to lower their risk.
“This will be a great chance to be involved with the charity’s critical prevention work, and have some fun along the way!”
If you would like to be a part of this exciting project, please fill in our online form to apply: