What do you need when you are living with a lifestyle-related illness such as type 2 diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? We are investigating this in a research project. We have been around the country and talked to people who have type 2 diabetes or COPD about what it is like to live with the disease and what knowledge they need to live a good life.
Life with a lifestyle-related illness can be challenging and places different demands on the individual and any relatives.
Over the next few years, in collaboration with people with type 2 diabetes or COPD and health professionals, various patient education materials will be developed, which will be available on the website.