The SOUth London Diabetes (SOUL-D) Study
The SOUth London Diabetes (SOUL-D) Study is a prospective cohort study of the association between depression and diabetes outcomes in people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.
NIHR programme grant `Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Improving Diabetes Outcomes'
The aim of this study is to examine a range of biological, psychological and social factors in a group of people who have just been diagnosed withT2DM to determine their independent impact, and their interactions, on biomedical targets, quality of life, psychological functioning and economic consequences at 1 and 2 years. In addition, to study whether screening for depression improves the course and outcome for depression and for diabetes, and to identify the characteristics of those most at risk for depression and for poor diabetes control.
Over 1400 participants, aged 18 years or more, with T2DM have been recruited so far from GP practices in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham and Bromley (LSLB), London, serving a multiethnic and socioeconomic diverse population of approximately 1.25 million.
Dr Winkley, NIHR post doctoral fellow in this team, is conducting a series of focus groups to understand patient and health professionals reasons for poor uptake of structured education.
The SOUL-D Team
Dr Stephanie Amiel - Principal Investigator
Dr Khalida Ismail - Co-investigator
Kirsty Winkley - Trial Manager
Linda East - Data Manager
Rosie Stopford - PhD student
Jean-Pierre Laake - PhD student
Emma Britneff - Data technician
Katherine Twist - Research Assistant
Gemma Knight - Research Assistant
Lindsey Marwood - Research Assistant