Make your voice heard.

Share your experience with us and help improve the lives of people with diabetes.

Welcome to the dQ&A Community!

If you have diabetes, you know that daily life can be challenging and that many people simply don’t understand what you’re going through. 

Our organization, dQ&A, wants to hear in detail about your experience so we can represent the voice of everyone who lives with diabetes.  Most of us at dQ&A have a personal connection to diabetes, so we really care about your feedback. 

When you join the dQ&A Community you will take surveys to help improve life for people with diabetes. You can complete the surveys using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. We’ll pay you for your participation and we’ll keep your responses anonymous.

Input from the community is invaluable for patient organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and regulatory bodies to understand how they can reduce the burden of living with diabetes and improve health outcomes.

Join the thousands of people who are members of our community – and make your voice heard!

dQ&A – Your diabetes advocate

Founded in 2009, dQ&A is a social enterprise committed to making life better for people with diabetes. We are a team of researchers dedicated to understanding and amplifying your voice.

We conduct surveys to help improve medicines, devices, and programs for those living with diabetes. Many of our team members either have diabetes or live with a spouse or child that does. We know and understand what it’s like, making our work very important to us.

Over the years, tens of thousands of people with diabetes, together with diabetes doctors and educators have joined our communities. Our communities are vibrant and enthusiastic and share a common purpose.

Benefits of joining the dQ&A Community

  • You’ll become part of a group that understands what it’s like to live with diabetes
  • You get to tell us about your own experience
  • You get to represent your own part of the community
  • Your participation and feedback will help improve healthcare
  • You’ll learn about new products and services, and offer your opinions 
  • You’ll be paid for every survey you complete, either directly or as a charitable donation made on your behalf. 
  • You can earn additional awards or donations by asking others to join.

Share your truth, shape your care

dQ&A has many members that have been active in our community for over ten years. Why is that? They continue to participate because they know that their voice is making a difference and they trust us with their information.

Your voice is heard by the leaders in diabetes care

The feedback and experience you share with us is kept confidential, combined anonymously with others, and is used to understand the views of the whole population. dQ&A works with companies making drugs and medical devices to develop new products, improve existing products, and to provide a range of programs and services. We also provide learnings to the government and to non-profits. For example, data from our members on insulin rationing has been used to advocate for more affordable insulin in the US.

“It’s good to see that people want to hear what we have to say. I know when I started, many of the companies were just like, ‘Here’s the latest and greatest diabetes widget.’ Whether or not you wanted it, this is what you’re getting. But now there’s companies that are using services like yours to say, ‘Well what do you want? We’re thinking of doing this. What do you think?’ It’s nice to actually be asked. Because, at the end of the day, I’m the one that’s going to be using this day in and day out.”

Brian – Type 1 Diabetes

dQ&A Community member since 2010

Join us – become a member today!

To join the dQ&A community, simply fill out a short application form. It only takes about five minutes. You should be an adult with diabetes (ages 18 and older), the parent of a child with diabetes (under the age of 18) or a caregiver of someone with diabetes.

If you qualify, we will send you an gift card just for joining! Next, you will start to receive our surveys every 3 months or so. Sometimes there will be opportunities to participate in additional surveys or interviews on specific topics. You decide which invitations to respond to. You will be paid for every survey you complete, typically $5 -$15. And although we think you will enjoy being a part of the community, you can opt out at any time.

Your answers are always anonymous and are only shared when combined along with other members in the community. We take the confidentiality of your information very seriously. Please click here to read our privacy policy.

Everyone deserves a voice!

We want to make sure the dQ&A community is diverse and includes the voices of all people living with diabetes. Everyone with diabetes is welcome to apply and we would love to hear from parents of children with diabetes, African Americans and Hispanics living with diabetes, and people that have Type 2 diabetes that take multiple daily injections of insulin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of questions will I be asked?

In your first survey, you will be asked some basic questions about your diabetes – type, medications taken, devices used, and age of diagnosis. We will remember your answers, so we won’t need to ask you again. The remaining questions will center around how you manage your diabetes, your satisfaction with devices and services used to manage your diabetes, and awareness and interest in new products. We also ask questions to better understand the impact of diabetes on all aspects of life – e.g., sleep quality, workplace productivity, and mental health.

How often will I be asked to participate?

Our member surveys are sent out 4 times a year. However, based on the medications or products you use, you may be asked to participate in additional surveys or interviews related to a specific topic. You are paid for every survey or interview you complete.

How will I receive payment?

You may select payment in the form of a check, PayPal or gift card. You may also choose to make a donation to a diabetes charitable organization.

How do I invite family and friends to participate?

We have a member referral program that gives you the opportunity to share a link that is unique to you with your family and friends. You will receive a bonus when your qualified referral completes their first survey.

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