Take part in research

The Centre invites all Australians living with diabetes to raise their collective voice and get involved in diabetes research. We also encourage healthcare professionals and carers and family members of people with diabetes to take part in studies where appropriate. This page is updated regularly providing details of current research opportunities.

Have you used non-insulin injections to treat your diabetes? We want to hear for you!

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We are conducting a study to understand how people with type 2 diabetes think about managing their diabetes and their experience using injections for diabetes that are not insulin.

We are interested in interviewing people who are currently using or have previously tried exenatide (Bydureon or Byetta), dulaglutide (Trulicitity) or liraglutide (Victoza). You can help us by volunteering to take part in a 1 hour interview to tell us about your experience. Everyone who takes part will receive a $20 eGift voucher.

To be eligible to take part you must…

  • Be living with type 2 diabetes
  • Started using Bydureon, Byetta, Trulicity or Victoza in the last 3 years
  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Be able to speak and read in English
  • Be able to attend a face-to-face interview in Melbourne or Geelong

For more information, please contact Ms Jasmine Schipp:
T: (03) 9244 6657 E: jschipp@acbrd.org.au

Contemplating pregnancy with diabetes?

Final Social Media Post 1Are you a woman with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who may one day consider having a baby? Maybe you are really not sure, but have thought about it? If you are considering a pregnancy in the next 1-5 years, are aged 18 – 40 years and speak English, you can help in a new research project.

The team are developing a survey tool for women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to use with their health care team in considering pregnancy. Pre-pregnancy counselling can help women with diabetes in planning their pregnancy.  The aim is to encourage discussion about how the health care team can best support you to take steps towards planning a pregnancy at some stage in the future. Even if you are unsure if you want to have a baby one day, it is a useful exercise to find out more about what may be important.

All you will need to do is to complete a survey online, so the research team can see if it makes sense and will be helpful. A small number of women will be asked to participate in an interview as well.

Please get in touch with Helen Edwards at helen.edwards@adelaide.edu.au for more information. The project has ethics approval from the Adelaide University and enrolments close on 14th June 2018. Potential participants will be emailed the participant information sheet and consent form. Once consent has been received they will be directed to complete the survey online.

To be informed of on future research projects, please register your interest below. You can also sign up to our monthly e-newsletter or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.