Research Title: Taking Diabetes to Heart - online survey
Description: Taking Diabetes to Heart
is a multi-country study, developed by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in partnership with Novo Nordisk, focused on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) awareness and knowledge among people living with type 2 diabetes. The study - the first of its kind in the world - builds on the IDF global report on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (2016), which includes recommendations to reduce the burden of CVD among people with diabetes and the general population.
• Type 2 diabetes
The survey is available in multiple languages and will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and all responses will be anonymous. The survey will remain online until March 2018
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Contact details: Email
Research Title: MOVE Study
Description: Ever wondered if too much sitting is harming your health?
A new study aims to find out what effect too much sitting has on your health.
- Have type 2 diabetes
- Taking no more than 2 anti-hyperglycemic medications (not insulin)
- Aged between 35 and 70 years
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 25
- Be sedentary; sitting at least 5 hours per day and not performing more than 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous physical activity per week (i.e. not meeting recommended activity guidelines).
For your participation, you will receive:
- Information about your current health, and how that changes over the course of a day
- How you can improve your health and reduce risk of chronic disease
- Free retinal images
- Free meals around testing days
- Reimbursement for your time.
Contact details: Ashleigh Homer at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute on 03 8532 1786 or email
Ethics approval details: This research project has been approved by the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee
Research Title: Food supplement trial
Description: Researchers at Monash Medical Centre want to find out if Carnosine, an over-the-counter food supplement, used to enhance exercise capacity in athletes can also help to improve blood glucose levels, reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and improve cognitive function as well as identify the metabolic pathways involved.
The study will involve up to 5 visits to Monash Clayton over a period of 16 weeks.
- pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes
- managed with diet or Metformin
- Aged 18 to 70 years
For your participation, you will receive:
- Free assessment of your diabetes and cardiovascular risk
- $100 visa card or gift card of your choice
If you are interested, please contact Josphin Johnson at 0385722629 or email for further information.
Ethics approval details: This clinical research trial has been given ethics approval from The Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee
Volunteers with type 2 diabetes required for exercise study
You may be able to participate if you:
Researchers at Victoria University are conducting a study looking at the effects of foot strengthening program on foot function and balance.
Your involvement would require:
You will receive a personalised foot, gait and balance assessment and a customised exercise program. We can assist you with transport arrangements.
If you are interested in participating and would like further information regarding this study, please contact Dr Karen Mickle on: (03) 9919 5611 or email
This research project has been approved by the Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee.
A trial to treat kidney disease caused by type 2 diabetes
Do you have type 2 diabetes AND kidney disease caused by your diabetes AND are currently on blood pressure medication?
If yes, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study of a new drug that is being conducted across centres in Victoria.
The new drug is a tablet taken once a day along with your current medication.
Who can take part?
- People aged over 18 years
- People with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease caused by their diabetes
- People who are on blood pressure medications
To find out more contact:
- The Diabetes Research Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital on (03) 9342 7344
- Miriam Clayfield at the Alfred Hospital on (03) 9076 5490
- Despina Anagnostou at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne on (03) 9231 4765 (answer machine available)
- Jason Bennier at Sunshine Hospital on (03) 8395 8062 (answer machine available)
- This research study has ethics approval
Personalising Eye Consultations (PEC) to Improve Outcomes in Diabetic Retinopathy
The Centre for Eye Research Australia is looking for volunteers to take part in a new Australian study that is investigating the benefits of a new personalised eye consultation model on blood sugar management in people with type 2 diabetes and early diabetic eye disease.
The ‘Personalising Eye Consultations (PEC) to Improve Outcomes in Diabetic Retinopathy’ study aims to investigate how a new personalised eye consultation model that uses an individual’s own retinal images combined with evidence-based strategies for behaviour change can help optimise blood sugar management to help reduce risk of diabetes-related vision loss.
If you are aged 18 years or older, have type 2 diabetes and you have been told that you have early stage diabetic eye disease (also known as diabetic retinopathy) then you are invited to take part in this study.
If you are eligible to take part you will be randomly assigned to one of the three study groups after completing an initial interview at the Centre for Eye Research Australia in East Melbourne that involves a blood test, eye examination, and questionnaires about diabetes. You will then be invited to complete a follow-up interview 3-, 6- and 12-months following the initial interview. Each visit lasts 1 to 2 hours and you will receive a cash travel reimbursement of $20 for each visit.
For more information about the study, please contact Ms Melanie Larizza of the Centre for Eye Research Australia on 03 9929 8174 or email
This study has ethical approval from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (code 13_1150H), St Vincent’s Hospital (code 137_13), The Alfred (code 56213) and The Australian College of Optometry (code H15 004).
The Australian ‘Gay men and Type 2 Diabetes’ Study
This study is looking into the lived life of gay men with type 2 diabetes from diagnosis as they navigate this condition. The aim is to determine if there are unique themes that need to be addressed in the care of gay men with type 2 diabetes. It also aims to improve the cultural competence of health care providers.
As no other data is available in Australian it will lead the way to further research into other members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and in special conditions such as HIV.
The direct link to survey: https://vuau.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1Y6w3jJ51TF7DCZ
Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/Research-Gay-men-and-Type-2-Diabetes-873149149391538/ - please feel free to like and share.
Gay men with type 2 diabetes (No HIV) (46 Questions) Time = 15 minutes
Gay men with type 2 diabetes (HIV Positive) (3 Questions) Time = 1 -2 minutes
Gay men without diabetes (5 Questions) Time = 1 – 2 minutes
Any questions or comment please do not hesitate to contact Edwin Pascoe on email
This research study has been given ethics approval by Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee HRE15-243.
Springboard: A wellbeing project for people with type 2 diabetes
Managing diabetes on a daily basis can be stressful, and at times it can be hard to stay active and get the most out of life. The SpringboarD project is about finding a way to help people with type 2 diabetes live active, healthier, and happier lives. We are inviting people with type 2 diabetes, aged 18 to 75, to take part in this project that will be conducted completely via the internet.
What do I have to do?
If you take part in this project, you will be asked to:
use one of two online programs, wherever and whenever you choose, for 12 weeks. The program you are given will be decided by chance (i.e., randomly). Both programs are interactive and tailored to you.
complete online surveys before and after using the program, and 6, 12, and 24 months later.
visit your GP around the time you complete each survey, for a blood test to measure your average blood glucose level for the previous two-to-three months (i.e., HbA1c). Your result will be forwarded to the SpringboarD team.
To thank you for your time, every time you fill in a survey your name will go into a draw to win one of ten $100 shopping vouchers.
To participate in this important research, please visit https://springboard.blackdoghealth.org.au
SpringboarD project represents a collaboration between the Black Dog Institute and the Universities of NSW and Melbourne. It has been approved by relevant ethics committees (University of Melbourne reference 1545422.1) If you would like more information please email Dr Susan Fletcher.
THE CREDENCETM Study
Do you have type 2 diabetes? Do you have problems with your kidneys?
If the answer to both questions is Yes, you may be able to take part in a clinical research study.
The CREDENCETM Study is looking at an investigational (study) medication (taken as a daily capsule) that may help protect the kidneys in people with type 2 diabetes.
They are looking for people who:
- Are 30 years of age or older
- Have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
- Have kidney problems related to their diabetes
- Are currently taking medicines to control their kidney problems?
If you choose to take part in the CREDENCETM Study, you will be looked after by an experienced study team who will carefully monitor your health and support your diabetes management. You will continue to take your current diabetes medications.
For more information please contact: Lisa Walker on 9496 6220 or email
This study has been approved by the Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee. HREC: 28431754DNE3001
Do you have type 2 diabetes?
The research team at the Metabolic Disorders Centre, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital are testing the effect of an investigational drug on cardiovascular events (heart attack and stroke) in patients with type 2 diabetes who may be at risk of these events.
If you are male or female aged 50 years or older have type 2 diabetes and have never had a heart attack or stroke, you may qualify for a clinical trial.
You will be medically supervised. There will be no costs involved. Visits are at the Metabolic Disorders Centre, Austin Health, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
If interested, please contact Lisa Walker from the Metabolic Disorders Centre, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital on 03 9496 6220 or email.
This project has been approved by the Austin Health and St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Human Research Ethics Committee D: HREC D513BC00001.