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.

Research opportunities:

Research opportunity for people with type 2 diabetes in Victoria
  • Have you had Type 2 Diabetes for over a year?
  • Are you taking two or more medicines to treat blood sugar levels?
  • Are you over 18 years old?
  • Are you able to attend a face-to-face group discussion in Carlton, Victoria?

Researchers at the University of Melbourne invite you to take part in a focus group discussion about your experiences:

  1. Managing your blood sugar levels; and
  2. Talking with your GP about diabetes treatment options.

Taking part will involve coming to the University of Melbourne in Carlton for a 60-90 minute group discussion with other people with type 2 diabetes. Light drinks and refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to be involved in this project, please complete this short online form to express your interest and check that you’re are eligible. Alternatively, contact Brea Kunstler at diabetes-study@unimelb.edu.au or on 03 8344 4747 for more information.

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.