The Acceptability of an Online Nutrition Course for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Name of Study

The Acceptability of an Online Nutrition Course for People with Type 2 Diabetes


Purpose of Study (300 words)

We aim to assess the level of knowledge people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) have around the role of nutrition in the management of T2D (Phase I of the study). A further aim for those who are interest in progressing to Phase II of the study is to assess whether it is acceptable and feasible for people with Type 2 Diabetes to participate in and learn from an online nutrition education and cooking class on the role of nutrition in the management of T2D. Our research is a feasibility study. The information we gathered will help us to understand whether people with T2D are receptive to an online Nutrition education course and what supports might be required. The results of this research could potentially be used to inform future research. Questionnaires and personal data will be stored in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK Data Protection Act (2018).  These data will be stored on the University of Surrey secure server. Documentation, including personal volunteer information, in the form of electronic data will be stored on password protected computers as recommended in the University of Surrey Research and Information Governance policies.


Type of Study (observational/exploratory etc)

Feasibility study (forming part of a MSc research project)


Are you recruiting participants for this trial?



State geographical location of study (city/county/country) (single or multiple sites)

Online questionnaire (UK & Ireland mainly, however not restricted)


Who can take part?

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Participants must not currently be following a plant-based diet.


What will the participants be asked to do? (max 300 words)

Initially participants are asked to complete an online questionnaire. When they click on the study link they will be brought to a Participants Information Sheet which will inform them about the study. They will then be brought to a Consent Form which must be read, understood and agree to before continuing to the questionnaire. The questionnaire itself will only take a maximum of 10 minutes to complete. For those who are interested, there is an option to volunteer to join a nutrition education and cooking Zoom class (75 minutes) at a later date and provide some feedback following the class. The course content for the educational class has been pre-approved.


Online questionnaire to begin, click here.


Recruitment Start Date



Recruitment Finish Date



Study Duration

4 months depending on recruitment


This study is funded by:

Self funded.


For further information contact:

Darina Kelly



[email protected]


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Darina Kelly


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