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Ieso diabetes research trial using online CBT

Ieso Digital Health are running a study to evaluate an online, diabetes specific, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) intervention. This study has been funded by Roche Diabetes UK.

If you have any questions about this study you can contact the Chief Investigator of this study Sarah Bateup or our Clinical Lead at Ieso Digital Health, Shazna Khanom at or by calling 01223 608760.

You are free to decide whether or not to take part in this study and if you decide to participate you may change your mind at any time.


Why is this trial important?

There is a strong evidence base that supports the effectiveness of CBT for patients with a diagnosis of diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who also suffer from a common mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression.

Feelings of being low in mood or anxious can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to manage their diabetes and therefore addressing these feelings can positively affect a person’s physical and mental health.

CBT is traditionally delivered face-to-face and there is currently a lack of provision. New methods of delivering effective interventions are required. This study will help us understand whether online methods of delivering CBT are equally as effective to face-to-face methods when supporting people with type 2 diabetes.


What's involved in taking part?

You will receive CBT, delivered online, using synchronous written communication (typed) with the aim to help you to emotionally adjust to the diagnosis and support you to manage your diabetes.

As all therapy is delivered online, you can be located in any place of your choosing whilst receiving therapy, and you can also choose the day and time that you have your therapy appointments.

The treatment will consist of up to 10 CBT sessions with additional between session contact and homework. Therapy is expected to be delivered over a period of approximately 12 weeks.

Anyone over the age of 18 and who has had a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes for at least 12 months can participate. Participants must have access to an internet-enabled device such as a tablet, lap-top, desk top computer or smart phone. Participants must feel confident in their ability to read and write in English, although spelling and grammar are unimportant.

Download the Patient Information Sheet

The Patient Information Sheet includes all the information you need to know about the study inlcuding how your data will be collected and used, what we are hoping to achieve with the study and where you can go if you have any questions or concerns at any point during the study. You can download the sheet here and save it to refer back to at any point.

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