A new review paper published in Current Diabetes Reports: assessing psychological insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes

Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott summaries her publication on assessing psychological insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes.  by Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott The initiation or intensification of insulin therapy among people with type 2 diabetes is typically delayed long beyond the point at which the clinical need is identified. One cause of this delay is a phenomenon known … Read more A new review paper published in Current Diabetes Reports: assessing psychological insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes

Psychological barriers to treatment intensification for type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a progressive condition and managing it may require using more intensive treatments over time, including injectable medications. Delaying treatment intensification means that blood glucose remains high (hyperglycaemia), which increases the risk of developing or worsening long-term diabetes complications. National and international data suggest that many people with T2D have average … Read more Psychological barriers to treatment intensification for type 2 diabetes

Health Media Appearances

2020 Celebrating 10 Years of the ACBRD 24 August 2020 | Bittersweet Diagnosis  Recently the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD) celebrated their 10th anniversary. I was honoured to be invited to share what this significant milestone meant for me as a person living with diabetes at their webinar event. The more I … Read more Health Media Appearances

Christopher Todaro, Bsc(Hons)

Research Assistant  Christopher joined the Centre as a full-time Research Assistant in 2019. He obtained a Bachelor of Psychology with second-class honours from Deakin University in 2018. His honours thesis primarily focused on the relationship between social networking site (SNS) posting behaviours, the experience of regret and adverse mental health outcomes (e.g., Depression). In 2019, … Read more Christopher Todaro, Bsc(Hons)

Our research articles

Is insulin right for me? Resources for people with type 2 diabetes Prior research The study team has completed surveys, interviews and trials with people with type 2 diabetes. This has helped the team to better understand what these people think about managing their diabetes and insulin therapy, as well as barriers to making changes … Read more Our research articles

Journal articles (2017)

Araia E, Hendrieckx C, Skinner TC, Pouwer F, Speight J, King R. Gender differences in disordered eating behaviours and body dissatisfaction among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES Youth – Australia. International Journal Eating Disorders, 2017; 50(10): 1189-1193. Browne JL, Holmes-Truscott E, Ventura A, Hendrieckx C, Pouwer F, Speight J. Cohort profiles … Read more Journal articles (2017)

Media enquiry

As Australia’s leading research centre focusing on the behavioural aspects of people living in diabetes, the ACBRD is please to make experts available to journalists. Some key topics we specialise in are Depression Diabetes-related Distress (Burnout) Empowerment Hypoglycaemia Intellectual Diabetes Peer Support Self-care Perceived Risks Pregnancy Psychological Insulin Resistance Quality of Life Self-monitoring of blood glucose … Read more Media enquiry