HMRI Senior Post Doctoral Fellow Dr Lin Perry
from the University of Newcastle said the project team would work with rural diabetes services.
They will canvas the views and experiences of young adults about the way services are provided and how they might be improved.
The information will be used to help develop the services in line with the needs of the area.
Young adults' views will again be sought for a follow-up survey after changes have been implemented, to assess whether the changes to the services have led to improvements.
is particularly interested to investigate if young rural people experience the same sort of transition difficulties with their local diabetes services, identified in other research projects.
Dr Perry is a member of the University of Newcastle's Faculty of Health and works in collaboration with the Hunter Medical Research Institute's (HMRI) Public Health Research Program.
is a partnership between the University of Newcastle
, Hunter New England Health and the community.
People aged between 18 and 28 who have type 1 diabetes, live in and around Armidale, Tamworth, Taree or Forster, are all invited to participate.
Please contact the YOuR-Diabetes project by calling 02 4913 8822 or 0419 803 815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Media contact: Dr Lin Perry, phone 02 4913 8753 or 0408 276 884