The SuMMiT-D study

The SuMMiT-D study was established to develop and test a new tool to help people living with type 2 diabetes take their medications.  The study was led by a team of researchers based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford.

In order to make sure that the tool being developed was appropriate, the researchers wanted to engage with and capture the views of people with type 2 diabetes and came to Research for the Future to help them recruit patients to:

  • An online survey gathering opinions on the proposed tool and how it might work in practice.
  • A user group to ‘roadtest’ the revised tool.

A researcher from the SuMMiT-D team said:

“We received expressions of interest from a variety of people with type 2 diabetes across England.  I was surprised at how happy people have been to help out with this research and we have got some great information to feedback into the development of the tool.

Our communications with Research for the Future have been fantastic and we were able to recruit our target number of participants incredibly quickly.  It is such a great resource and I have already recommended the service to my colleagues.”