Short Survey - Please Help

By Team212 Latest Reply 2010-10-19 14:12:44 -0500
Started 2010-10-07 15:55:24 -0500

Team 212 is a group of students at the University of Utah conducting a research project for school.

The research is inspired by the brother of a member of our group who has type 1 diabetes. To this end our group has developed a survey in an attempt to better understand if other diabetics have similar challenges, needs and wants.

It would be very helpful if others with diabetes will take our survey at the following link:

If you take the survey, for the last question please answer 'd connect' for the students name. The members of our group are newbies to diabetes and to surveys, so thanks for your patience and thank you in advance for taking the time to take the survey.

32 replies

Team212 2010-10-19 14:12:44 -0500 Report

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to complete the survey - we are closing it now. It has been quite an eye-opening experience to spend time on this forum and it has been great to get to know some of you. Again, THANK YOU!

tommy123400 2010-10-09 22:42:58 -0500 Report

OK just took the survey and thought the team should have put in some alternative methods of preperation of foods.

Team212 2010-10-11 15:21:54 -0500 Report

Thank you for the input. I will pass it on to the team. If you don't mind, what are the main alternative methods of food preparation are you thinking of?

RAYT721 2010-10-08 19:44:48 -0500 Report

I took the survey. I was confused by what a "diabetic specific" beverage is. I assumed sugar free pop but it didn't quite seem to relate to the question(s). What is a "diabetic specific" beverage???

Team212 2010-10-09 11:27:40 -0500 Report

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and for your additional input. Part of this question may seem vague because we are wondering if there is such a perception as a diabetic specific beverage. Some of the input we have received is that it is a beverage specifically engineered for diabetics, and a beverage that is healthy.

GabbyPA 2010-10-09 11:24:31 -0500 Report

It seemed to be looking at energy drinks such as gatoraide and the likes. There are several sugar free ones and now I have seen some with stevia products as well. I have found that if I want to increase my electrolytes, I drink unsweetened coconut water. Low carb, good to mix in a smoothie and good for you. No sodium and no preservatives.

hogrider37 2010-10-15 07:58:55 -0500 Report

Gabby, where do you find coconut water? I love coconut and would like to try it. Thanks

GabbyPA 2010-10-15 08:27:56 -0500 Report

I buy it at a few places. My grocer carries it in the ethnic food aisle. You want to make sure it is unsweetened. That can be harder to find. Another grocer I use has it in the health food aisle with the juices. And finally I can also get it at my Health Food Store. But it costs a lot more there.

GabbyPA 2010-10-15 09:06:47 -0500 Report

I learned about the electrolyte value of coconut water from a guy who lives a raw food lifestyle. I love it because it doesn't have junk in it. Just coconut water. No preservatives, no sweeteners....nothing but nature. The guy I learned it from actually buys the green coconuts and gets the water directly from there....I have not found those yet.

Dev 2010-10-16 17:36:49 -0500 Report

I miss coconut water so much. We have it available everywhere in India. We always drink it right out of a green coconut. It is the obvious choice as a drink in summer, to get strength after illness, and would be a nice drink if we just find it here. The ones in the packaging don't quite taste right and always have some preservatives in them. :(

GabbyPA 2010-10-18 10:14:51 -0500 Report

The ones I get don't say they have preservatives in them, but I guess you never really know. There is nothing like the fresh ones! That flavor is the best to be sure.

hogrider37 2010-10-15 09:13:08 -0500 Report

You have to move to Fl, Az or Ca, Ive seen them growing in those states. If green means not all the way ripe yet. Thanks for the info. Im going tonight to look and see if i can find it.

GabbyPA 2010-10-15 09:33:46 -0500 Report

He is on YouTube and lives in Washington DC....he gets them from his health food store. My store has not carried them. I guess they might if I asked them to. But I just buy the can or box and keep them in the frige.

hogrider37 2010-10-15 09:40:09 -0500 Report

yeah they probably would if you asked. Ill just look for it allready drained into a can or box, thanks for your help

Team212 2010-10-07 22:21:03 -0500 Report

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey thus far! It has been very helpful.

Harlen 2010-10-07 18:35:45 -0500 Report

I have a hard time doing surveys for a school projects that dosent have a school
server in the site address.??????
Best wishes

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