Diabetes Clinical Trials

Diabetes Australia – Vic provides this information as a service to the community and it is the responsibility of the individual to determine the appropriateness of participating in a study.

Diabetes Australia – Vic does not take any responsibility whatsoever arising out of individuals participating in a study and recommend them to seek their own advice from their ususal medical practitioner or any other appropriate source deemed necessary before consenting to participate.

Information about clinical trials

Diabetes clinical trials are an essential part of the development of new interventions and tests that may help to improve your diabetes or improve the health care of others.

As a consumer you might be interested to know information about

  • What is a clinical trial?
  • Why be part of a clinical trial?
  • How to be part of a clinical trial?
  • How to find a clinical trial?

The Australian Clinical Trials website contains general information that addresses all of these questions about clinical trials in Australia.

Diabetes trials

Useful links

Clinical Trials Connect : Clinical Trials Connect Pty Ltd (CTC) is an online patient recruitment service designed to help people interested in volunteering for medical research find clinical trials that are relevant to them.

Australian Clinical Trials: This website aims to provide reliable and up-to-date information and advice about clinical trials in Australia. It provides easy to understand information about clinical trials in Australia and how to become involved in a clinical trial.

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: The Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) is an online register of clinical trials being undertaken in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.



LixiLan-O Study

  • Do you have type 2 diabetes?
  • Were you diagnosed over one year ago?
  • Are you at least 18 years of age?
  • Have you been taking only tablets for your diabetes for the past 3 months and your blood glucose is not well controlled?

If you answered yes to these questions, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial testing an investigational drug that combines two drugs that are currently individually marketed in Australia.

To find out more about the study please download the information flyer or phone 03 9094 9520.

This research study has received ethics approval from Eastern Health Human Research Ethics Committee


Type 1 diabetes TrialNet

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is a network of 18 clinical centres dedicated to conducting diabetes prevention research and studying intervention therapies for children and adults with newly diagnosed diabetes.

TrialNet in Australia is screening relatives of people with type 1 diabetes to find out if these family members are at risk for developing diabetes. Screening involves a simple blood test for the presence of diabetes-related autoantibodies that may appear years before type 1 diabetes develops.

You may be screened to determine your risk of diabetes if;

  • are between 1 and 45 years of age and have a first degree blood relative (brother, sister, child, parent) with type 1 diabetes, OR
  • you are between 1 and 20 years of age and have a second degree blood relative (grandparent, half-brother, or half-sister with type 1 diabetes) with type 1 diabetes.

Relatives of people with type 1 diabetes have about a 5 percent chance of testing positive for autoantibodies associated with diabetes.

There is no cost for the test.

How Will You Benefit From Screening and Further Risk Assessment?

If you learn you are at risk for developing type 1 diabetes, additional tests will be offered to estimate your chances of developing type 1 diabetes. If you qualify, you may have an opportunity to be enrolled in either the Natural History or a prevention study. All research volunteers will be closely monitored for early detection of type 1 diabetes.

You will be part of a research program that may help other people at risk for type 1 diabetes.

For further information about this research visit the TrialNet website or contact Felicity Healy via email or phone 03 9342 7063


LixiLan-L Study

Do you have type 2 diabetes?
Do you use Insulin?
Is your average HbA1c 7.5% or above?

If you answered yes to these three questions, you may be eligible for a new research study

  • Yes your diabetes will be closely monitored by a diabetes specialist and educator at no cost to you.
  • Yes reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed

Study Centres

  • Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Box Hill Diabetes and Endocrine Service

For more information please


This research study has been approved by Bellberry Ethics Committee and Melbourne Health Human Research Ethics Committee


 Recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?

Researchers from Griffith University want to learn more about how people with type 2 diabetes feel about the food that they eat, and their experiences with receiving advice about it.

Researchers want to improve the care and information that health professionals can offer to support those living with type 2 diabetes.

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the past 3 months or so, you are invited to take part in a series of three telephone interviews that will last about 30 minutes each and will follow your experience over six months. Your participation will remain anonymous.

For more information, or to take part, please contact Lauren Ball on 07 5678 7342 or via email L.Ball@griffith.edu.au or Ruth Davmor via email K.Davmor@griffith.edu.au



Binge Eating Disorder Study

Do you struggle with overeating/binge eating?

Are you an Australian female over the age of 18?

A survey is being conducted to learn about how women who overeat view their shape and weight.

The survey will take 20-30 minutes, is anonymous and voluntary, and will contribute to informing the treatment of women with eating problems through publications in academic journal articles.

All participants go in the draw to win one of three $100 gift vouchers (Coles/Myers, Amazon or iTunes).

To complete the survey please go to the following link: http://bit.ly/1agLN4J or contact Carmel Harrison on overeatingstudy@gmail.com

The ethical aspects of this research has been approved by the Australian National University HREC (protocol 2013/027)





Do you have type 1 diabetes?

No known complications of diabetes?

No regular medications besides insulin?


The SUGARFIX 1 study is seeking volunteers to help study;

The effects of high blood glucose on blood vessel function in the eye, and

The role of Vitamin C in protecting the function of these vessels.

To find out more about the study, please download the information flyer.

Please contact Dr Jonathan Noonan on 03 9662 3859 or via email for further information.

Ethics approval for this study has been granted by the St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.



Are you currently taking Metformin to control your diabetes?

 Do you have type 2 diabetes?

Aged 18-70?

Researchers are recruiting volunteers to participate in a 28 day trial of a new medication.

All testing and treatment will be provided free or charge and participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses.

For further information about this study please contact Nicky Robinson on 03 9496 2645 or nbric@unimelb.edu.au

This research study had been approved by the Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee (Ref: HREC/13/Austin/88).



Depression and diabetes

 Do you have diabetes – either type 1 or 2?

Do you have depression?

Are you aged over 18 years?

Do you have access to a computer with internet access and printer?

 If  you  meet  these  criteria  then you might be interested in participating in research that is being conducted by St Vincent’s Hospital – Sydney. They are conducting a Randomised Controlled Trial of an online treatment for depression.

 The study involves completing 6 lessons over 10 weeks, at no charge.

Eligible applicants will be randomly allocated to either:

A group commencing the program shortly after enrolment or

A group who will be offered the online treatment after a 10 week waiting period.

For more information about this program please call 02 8382 1400 or visit www.virtualclinic.org.au




Kidney health during pregnancy

Do you have diabetes – either type 1 or 2?

Are you female < 40 years old?

Are you planning a pregnancy or within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy?

If you meet the above criteria then you might be interested in this study.

During pregnancy, the woman’s body undergoes remarkable changes, including the kidneys.

This study involves blood tests and ultrasounds of the kidneys (NO radiation), before (if possible), during and after your pregnancy.

To find out more about the study, please download the information flyer and letter of invitation to participate in research.

Please contact Jas-mine Seah on 03 9496 2288, 0412 931 059 or email for further information.


Health Benefits of Exercise, Protein and Vitamin D for Type 2 Diabetes

Come and join a new study conducted by Deakin University in Burwood to investigate the health benefits of vitamin D and protein combined with resistance training versus resistance exercise alone, in the management of type 2 diabetes.

You can take part in this trial if you;

Have type 2 diabetes

Are aged 50 years or over

From your involvement in this study you will receive;

free assessment of your muscle strength and function

free bone density and body composition assessments

free blood lipid and cholesterol measures

free assessment of your vitamin D levels

For further information, please contact Eliza Miller on 03 9244 6739 or email e.miller@deakin.edu.au  or Belinda DeRoss on 03 9246 8286 or email b.deross@deakin.edu.au


 Volunteers with diabetes wanted for foot pressure study

Researchers at Victoria University are looking for volunteers to participate in a study investigating methods for the early detection of abnormal plantar (foot) pressure that may put a person with diabetes at risk of foot ulceration.   

Do you have diabetes (type 1 or type 2)?

Are you aged 18 years and older?

Do you have no history of foot ulcers?

If  you  meet  these  criteria  and  are  interested  in  having  your  plantar  pressure distribution measured, we welcome your participation in this research.

To find out more information about the study, please download the information flyer and contact Linah Wafai on 03 9919 4854 or email  linah.wafai@live.vu.edu.au



Seeking overweight or obese individuals with type 2 diabetes

Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute is conducting a study to examine how weight loss influences stress hormones and the nervous system.

To be eligible you need to be:

Male or female with type 2 diabetes

Not on drug treatments (diet managed)

Aged 45 to 65 years

A non-smoker

Body mass index (BMI) > 27 kg/m2

Post-menopausal (women)

The study has been approved by the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee

For further information about the study download the information flyer, or contact Dr Nora Straznicky on 03 8532 1371 or email nora.straznicky@bakeridi.edu.au


Young People's Lived Experiences of type 1 Diabetes Melitus in Rural Victoria

Are you aged 16 – 24 years of age?

Do you live in rural Victoria?

Do you have type 1 diabetes?

If you have answered YES to all three questions then Ms Ainsley James needs your help. Please download the flyer for further information.

This study has been reviewed and approved by Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee.

For further information about the trial, please contact Ms Ainsley James, Clinical Coordinator via email ainsley.james@monash.edu



Do you look after someone at home? Call for volunteers aged 55+ to participate in research at home

 The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), together with Carers Victoria and the University of Melbourne are undertaking a project to investigate the effectiveness of a physical activity program on depression among people who are carers (that is, people who care for someone at home).

You can help us with the IMPACCT study if you:

are 55 years of age or over

are caring for & living with someone who is aged 60 years or over,

have recently experienced a lower mood than usual or symptoms of depression

live within Metropolitan Melbourne, Ballarat or Geelong Regions

To find out more information about this project, please download the information flyer and contact Edwina McCarthy on 03 8387 2315 or email e.mccarthy@nari.unimelb.edu.au


OnTrack Diabetes

Do you want more support in better managing Type 2 Diabetes? Do you want to help evaluate a new online learning program.

The OnTrack Diabetes Program is a free online program that supports people with Type 2 diabetes to set and maintain their own goals to improve and maintain diabetes self-care, glycaemic control and emotional wellbeing.

You may match the criteria for entry into this study if:

You have type 2 diabetes

Live in Australia

Are aged 18 – 75 years

Have regular internet access

For further information about the trial please vist the OnTrack Diabetes website or email Sophie Parham SParham@wesleyresearch.com.au



PTA Recruitment

Do you have diabetes? Our future doctors need you!

In the Patient Teaching Associate (PTA) program, volunteer patients meet a small group of students and their tutor in a GP clinic setting. The students share the role of the doctor in a consultation in which the patient is asked about their medical story and undergoes a physical examination related to their condition. Students, patient and tutor all contribute to a discussion to clarify the key points and also to provide the students feedback on how the session went.

The program is managed by the Eastern Health Clinical School, part of the Monash University Medical School located at Eastern Health.  Medical students having their clinical training at Eastern Health participate in this new program to learn more about patient-centred care and peoples’ experience of living with a chronic condition.

No special skills are required, just a willingness to give some time a couple of times a year, and to share your personal story. The sessions are for teaching, your information is treated with confidentiality and no treatment or medical advice is offered. We do however offer parking or taxi vouchers, afternoon tea and the opportunity to work with the doctors of tomorrow.

For more information visit the website , call the PTA Coordinator on 03 9091 8821 or email




Do you have type 2 diabetes and elevated urinary protein?

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is currently examining whether a new treatment, called moxonidine, helps to lower urinary protein excretion, a major risk factor for kidney and cardiovascular complications.

To be eligible to participate you must be aged between 18 and 75 years, have type 2 diabetes and have elevated levels of protein in your urine.

For further information about the trial contact Tye Dawood on 03 8532 1228 or tye.dawood@bakeridi.edu.au



Inspired Study for people with type 2 diabetes

Have you had type 2 diabetes for a while now?

Are you aged 18 years or older?

Not taking insulin?

Living in the Melbourne region?

Are willing to read a diabetes booklet (only available in English)?

Living well with diabetes requires a lot of knowledge, time and effort.

Monash University, Monash Health and Diabetes Australia Victoria are running a study to see how written information and/or support by Health Coach can help people manage type 2 diabetes.

We are looking for people with type 2 diabetes who are willing to read a diabetes booklet, to see if it helps them manage their diabetes better. Some people will also have contact with a Health Coach during the study.

The study has been approved by the Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee. This study is funded by BUPA.

For further information about the study, or if you would like to participate, please contact the research team on 03 9594 3098 or download the information flyer.



ENDIA Study – Finding the causes of Type 1 Diabetes in Early Childhood

If you are planning or expecting a baby, or have a baby less than 6 months old, and

The baby’s mother or father has Type 1 Diabetes, or

You have another child with Type 1 Diabetes

Then your family may be eligible to participate in the ENDIA Study

The ENDIA (Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity) study is finding out what causes Type 1 Diabetes so we can find ways to prevent it. We already know that a child’s genes can increase their risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes. However, Type 1 Diabetes in children is twice as common in Australia as it was 20 years ago. This is because our environment has changed. If we can understand exactly what in the environment is harmful or protective, we can modify the environment to try and prevent Type 1 Diabetes.

This research trial has been reviewed and approved by the Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) representing the various sites that are participating in ENDIA.

For more information vist the ENDIA website, download the flyer or email endia@adelaide.edu.au