I volunteer in diabetes research because I want everyone to learn from my situation. I am training to become an NHS Research Champion, which means I can go out to local communities to talk about upcoming research and how people can get involved.
Researchers need people living with diabetes who are willing to participate in studies, either in trials directly or by filling in surveys to build data. This will help researchers work towards the prevention of diabetes, as well as future treatments.
I appeared on ‘Diabetes Discussions – a Diabetes UK Podcast’ as a guest on Episode 5: Research to discuss my work as an NHS Research Champion and why I feel passionately that people living with diabetes can make a massive difference by engaging with diabetes research.