We have developed the UK diabetes and diet questionnaire (UKDDQ), a self-assessment tool that scores dietary habits of importance in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. It asks how often people eat sugary foods and drinks, alcohol, higher fat foods and healthier foods like fruit, vegetables and oily fish and asks whether people eat regular meals. It is easy for someone with type 2 diabetes to complete the questionnaire, alone or with their healthcare provider, to see whether their dietary habits are mostly healthy or whether there are changes that they could make.
The UKDDQ is publically available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives Licence. View copies of the UKDDQ (self-scored and interviewer scored) (PDF)
We are continuing to work on the UKDDQ, investigating its ability to measure dietary change in weight management clinics during the National Diabetes Prevention Programme and continuing with evaluation in multi-ethnic populations. We would welcome interest from potential collaborators, in particular from clinicians interested in evaluating its use in clinical settings.
For more information or to discuss potential collaborations please contact Dr Clare England: firstname.lastname@example.org