What is the MCT2D Patient Advisory Board (PAB)?

At the center of our work is a group of patients and caregivers who meet six times a year to discuss and share their experiences. As a patient and/or caregiver affected by type 2 diabetes, we hope you will consider joining. As a PAB member, you will meet others and work with the MCT2D to:
  • Help us understand the issues facing people with type 2 diabetes. 
  • Brainstorm ideas for how to better support patients and their communities.
  • Give input on tools and services.
  • Work together with other patients, families and caregivers.
  • Help us make programs and services that work for patients in the lifelong journey of diabetes.

What Does Being a Patient Advisor Mean?

The Patient Advisory Board meets for 1 hour once every two months. The meetings are held virtually via Zoom. Members can join the meeting using their computer, tablet, smartphone, or by calling in using a home phone. Each meeting will follow a loose format where MCT2D team members will guide the conversation and get your feedback. Lively and engaging conversation from all members is encouraged and all viewpoints are heard and respected.
Patient Advisors are asked to commit to at least a year (6 meetings) of membership, although we understand that unexpected circumstances can come up that may prevent you from continuing your participation.
Patient Advisors will be required to sign a Participant Agreement and Code of Conduct Policy. This will ensure that all members feel comfortable sharing their thoughts without judgment. 
For your time and participation, you will be paid $25 via check for each session you attend.

Are you interested in the Patient Advisory Board? Send us your name and email and we will get back to you!


Meet Shalley, MCT2D Patient Advisor

Shalley discusses why she joined the MCT2D patient advisory board and her struggles with affording an SGLT2i medication for her type 2 diabetes.
“I want to be able to contribute and make a difference.”
—Shalley, MCT2D Patient Advisory Board member and advocate for more affordable T2D medications

2024 Meetings

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 4 to 5PM : PAB Meeting, Zoom
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024, from 4 to 5PM: PAB Meeting, Zoom
  • Special Event (Optional): April & May 2024 MCT2D Regional Wide Meetings - In-Person, Livonia (4/9), Ann Arbor (4/11), Troy (4/16), Kalamazoo (4/23), Grand Rapids (4/24), Saginaw (5/8), and Traverse City (5/9)
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 4 to 5PM: PAB Meeting, Zoom
  • Special Event (Optional): June 7, 2024, MCT2D Collaborative Wide Meeting - In-Person, Lansing, MI
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024, from 4 to 5PM: PAB Meeting, Zoom
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2024, from 4 to 5PM: PAB Meeting, Zoom
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024, from 4 to 5PM: PAB Meeting, Zoom

Meeting Info

The Michigan Collaborative for Type 2 Diabetes (MCT2D) Patient Advisory Board meetings once every two months, on a Tuesday from 4-5PM on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. To attend, download Zoom on your smart phone, tablet, or computer OR join by web browser from your computer OR call in on your phone.
Current PAB members can request the Zoom meeting link anytime. Email or text ‪(734) 219-3220‬.
Tip: Most members join with their phone or web camera video ON.
Tip: Are you new to Zoom? Check out this beginner's guide.

PAB Downloads



Hear about low carb lifestyles from Frankie

“If I could’ve had this information as a young man, my whole life would’ve been different.”
— Frankie, who started on a lower carb lifestyle with the support of his doctor in September 2021. He's since lost 120 pounds and no longer takes insulin

Bob talks about managing his diabetes

“I’m trying to be a better diabetic, and it’s just so hard to be a better diabetic. It’s hard on me.”
— Bob, who found success adopting a lower carb lifestyle while also using a CGM

Hear about CGM from Del

“With the CGM, with this thing here, I can check [my blood sugar] 200 times a day! It should be a no brainer!” — Del, who tried the CGM and was hooked

Are you a CGM user with type 2 diabetes?

Consider sharing your data with MCT2D!

Dexcom CGM

If you use a Dexcom CGM, complete this short form

Abbott Freestyle

If you use a Abbott Freestyle CGM, under your connected practices, enter the practice ID: MCT2DCGM


Why share my data?

Your data will help MCT2D show why CGMs are beneficial and should be covered by insurance for patients with type 2 diabetes.

You can turn off data sharing at any time through either LibreView or Clarity.

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