McGill University Seeking to Survey Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

McGill University’s School of Human Nutrition is investigating food literacy in young adults with type 1 diabetes. They are looking for Canadians between 18-29 years old with type 1 diabetes and without diabetes.

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Food Choices Study

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Food literacy among patients may be the missing piece to improve health behaviors and to help in the prevention of co-morbidities and complications in type 1 diabetes. Without a solid foundation in planning, managing, selecting and preparing food it is difficult to expect patients with diabetes to consume healthy foods during adulthood. It is crucial to understand the potential barriers that young adults face when trying to integrate their nutritional knowledge into concrete actions.

Purpose: The purpose of this research study is to understand how young adults make their food choices.

Procedures: If you agree to participate: you will click “agree” at the end of this form.

You can then begin the questionnaire.  It will take you up to 25 minutes to complete the questions. You can start and stop and your answers will be saved. When you are done, you will ‘submit’ the answers. Some questions ask about you (e.g., age, gender), and your health, and some ask about your eating habits and food choices. For many questions, you will have a choice of answers and we ask that you choose the answer that best corresponds to what you are living.

Potential Benefits: Although you will not benefit directly from the study results, will help the research team better understand how “young adults” make their food choices.

Risk and Discomforts: One inconvenience will be the time that it takes to complete the questionnaires. There are also risks associated with sending personal information over the internet. We are using a secure website to protect your personal information.

Compensation:  Upon completion of the survey you will receive instructions regarding how to have your name entered into a lottery for a chance to win an Ipad Mini.

Voluntary Participation and/or Withdrawal:  Your participation in this study is strictly voluntary. You may refuse to participate or you may discontinue your participation at any time without explanation.


All information obtained during the study will be kept confidential as required or permitted by law. Your identity will not be associated with your responses.

In order to ensure your protection and quality control of the research project, the following organizations could consult your research records:
The sponsor(s) of this project;
Research ethics committees or a person mandated by one of them;
These organizations all adhere to a confidentiality policy.
If information from this study is published or presented at scientific meetings, your name and other personal information will not be used.

The principal investigator, Anne-Sophie Brazeau, will be responsible for securely storing all the research data for 7 years.

If you have any questions or concerns about your rights or welfare as a participant in this research study, please contact the Manager, Research Ethics at 514-398-6831 or [email protected].

Contact information:
Investigators:Anne-Sophie Brazeau, RD, PhD, McGill University
Meranda Nakhla, MD, Montreal Children Hospital
Sarah Blunden, RD, CDE, LMC Clinic
Maude Lafontaine Hébert, RD, Montreal Children Hospital
Should you have any questions concerning this study, you may call the study center at 514-398-7848 to speak with the principal investigator, Anne-Sophie Brazeau, or the study coordinator, Vanessa Maggio (student researcher).  You may also email us at [email protected].