Aim: To assess the impact of sharing personalised clinical information with people with type 2 diabetes prior to their out-patient consultation on patient involvement during the consultation, diabetes self-management self-efficacy and glycaemic control.Methods: A pilot three-arm randomised controlled trial. The 'intervention booklet' group received a booklet including personalised clinical information, a 'general information booklet' control group received a booklet with no personalised clinical information and a 'usual care' control group received no written information.Results: 136 people took part. The intervention group were significantly more likely to have shown the booklet to a 'significant other', (48% V 23%, p < 0.05), brought the booklet with them to the clinic (85% V 35%, p < 0.005) and to refer to the booklet during the consultation (45% V 13%, p < 0.005). No significant differences in patient involvement during the consultation, diabetes management self-efficacy or glycaemic control were found between the three groups.Conclusions: Although participants found it useful to receive their clinical results, no differences were found in the patient outcomes measured.Practice Implications: Further pilot work on the timing of the intervention, who it is targeted at and what outcomes are measured is warranted before proceeding to a full-scale RCT. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.