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.
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.
- Volunteers with diabetes wanted for foot pressure study
- Binge Eating Disorder Study
- Research into parenting children with type 1 diabetes
- Seeking overweight or obese individuals with type 2 diabetes
- Men and women with type 2 diabetes needed for genetic and metabolic research study
- Young People's Lived Experiences for type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Victoria
- The Stepping Up Study
- Improving Mood through Physical Activity for Carers and Care recipients Trial
- Diabetic Kidney Disease Study
- On Track Diabetes
- Higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet to reduce HbA1c in people with type 2 diabetes
- Intranasal insulin trial
- PTA Recruitment
- Do you have type 2 diabetes and elevated urinary protein?
- Inspired study for people with type 2 diabetes
- ENDIA Study – Finding the causes of Type 1 Diabetes in Early Childhood
- Research Study: Enhancing coping in people with Diabetic Retinopathy
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 by Carmel Hill from the Australian National University 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.
Complete the online survey
The ethical aspects of this research has been approved by the Australian National University HREC (protocol 2013/027)
• Are you the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes?
• Is this child aged between 2 – 10 years
The University of Queensland is conducting research into parenting children with type 1 diabetes.
The aim of this study is to understand the factors that make the management of childhood diabetes particularly difficult, and to use this information to develop strategies that might assist parents in managing their child’s diabetes.
By sharing your experiences (confidentially), you will be making a valuable contribution to the development of much-needed childhood diabetes management strategies for parents.
Complete the online survey
For further information about the project or to request a survey to be posted to you, please contact Aditi Lohan on 07 3365 7689 or email.
This research project has been approved by the UQ School of Psychology Ethics Committee.
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 email@example.com
- Are you aged 18 – 70 years?
- Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes in the previous 2 years and not currently on insulin?
Researchers at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes research institute are currently trialling a new drink that is being developed to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce blood glucose levels following a high carbohydrate meal.
For further information about the trial please contact Claire Galbraith on 03 8532 1855 or Claire.Galbraith@bakeridi.edu.au
This study has been reviewed and approved by the Alfred Health Human Ethics Committee
• Do you have type 2 diabetes?
• Are you aged 20-50 years?
• Is your diabetes well managed?
Researchers at Victoria University are conducting research to evaluate the relationship between the genetic variations in metabolic enzymes and the variations in substrate metabolic profiles following low and high-intensity exercise.
Participants will be required to undergo fitness and body composition testing, and to also submit to blood sampling and muscle biopsies (optional). Eligible participants will receive monetary compensation for their time in completing the study in addition to receiving genetic testing, fitness testing and body fat testing.
This study has been reviewed and approved by Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee.
For more information download the information flyer or contact: Center for Health, Research and Education and Exercise Metabolism Unit at the Sunshine Hospital on 03 9919 2566. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Young People’s Lived Experiences of type 1 Diabetes Mellitus 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 on 03 8532 1265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Most people with type 2 diabetes will eventually require insulin yet this is often delayed in general practice.
Stepping Up is an NHMRC funded cluster randomised controlled trial that examines the effectiveness of General Practitioners and Practice Nurses assisting people with type 2 diabetes who are on maximum oral therapy to make the transition to insulin within routine general practice-based diabetes care.
We are currently recruiting General Practices with Practice Nurses to take part in this trial. Each practice needs to recruit 4-5 eligible patients and will receive reimbursement for participating.
The study has been approved by The University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee.
If you are interested and would like us to visit your practice to explain the study in more detail, contact Dr Irene Blackberry on 03 8344 3373 or email email@example.com. For further information please visit our website or see the study flyer.
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).
To participate in the study, you need to:
• Be a carer (60 years of age or over)
• Be caring for someone who is 60 years of age or over with whom you live
• Have agreement from the person you care for to also be involved in the study
• Live within 50km radius of Melbourne, Ballarat or Geelong
Diabetic Kidney Disease Study
- Are you aged between 18 and 75 years?
- Do you have type 2 diabetes?
- Do you have diabetic kidney disease?
Researchers at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes research institute are conducting a new clinical trial titled ‘Sympathetic nervous system inhibition for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy study.’
The aim of this study is to test a potential new treatment for diabetic kidney disease.
This study has been reviewed and approved by the Alfred Hospital ethics committee.
For further information about the trial, please contact Ben Gleeson, research assistant on 03 8532 1265 or Benjamin.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 for:
- Physical activity
- Blood glucose
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
Do you have type 2 diabetes? Are you aged 18-80 years? Has your recent HbA1c result been above 7.5%?
Researchers at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes research institute are conducting a new clinical trial to see if reducing carbohydrate from starch and sugars and replacing some of it with protein from lean meat will reduce blood sugar levels over a 6 month period. This trial will involve the participant to undertake simple dietary modifications that will be directed by the research team.
This study has been approved by the Alfred Hospital ethics committee.
For further information, please contact Claire Galbraith, research assistant on 03 8532 1861 or Claire.Galbraith@bakeridi.edu.au
The Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial (previously known as the intranasal insulin trial, INIT II) is seeking people aged 4-30 years who are a first or second-degree relative of someone with type 1 diabetes. For more information please call Felicity on 03 9342 7672 or visit www.stopdiabetes.com.au.
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.
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 Robyn Larsen on 03 8532 1859 or email@example.com
• 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Centre for Eye Research Australia at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) are looking for people to take part in a trial of a problem solving program designed to strengthen coping skills and enhance quality of life in people with diabetic retinopathy.
To be involved in this research study you need to;
• have Type 2 diabetes (oral medication and/or Insulin)
• have signs of diabetic retinopathy
• be English speaking and
• experience some degree of distress or concern about your diabetes.
For more information about the study please download the flyer and contact the study coordinator Marian Saeed on 03 9929 8161 or email email@example.com
The study has been approved by the Human Ethics Committee of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.