A tablet to improve pancreas function in recently-diagnosed type 1 diabetes
This pilot study at Royal Melbourne Hospital aims to determine if a tablet commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes might also be used to help preserve pancreas function in type 1 diabetes.
Participants need to start the study within 100 days of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
They will receive a daily tablet for six months in addition to their usual treatment, and will visit the research unit on 13 occasions over 9 months.
This study is part of a broader effort to work out how to prevent type 1 diabetes and is being run by Associate Professor John Wentworth and Professor Peter Colman.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
This research trial has received ethics approval from Melbourne Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee
Experience of Managing Type 1 Diabetes in Hospital
Would you like to volunteer an hour of your time for an interview for a research project exploring Type 1 Diabetes self management in hospital? If the answer is yes please read on!
- Do you have Type 1 Diabetes?
- Are over 18 years of age?
Have you being admitted to hospital in the last 2 years for a condition other than your diabetes? For example, have you had elective or emergency surgery which required you to be in hospital?
If you have answered yes to the above questions please feel free to contact me, Rebecca Munt, on (08) 8201 5749 or email
to discuss your involvement in this important research project.
Download the participant information sheet
This project has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee, Project No 5066.
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
TrialNet studies to prevent other family members getting type 1 diabetes
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.
Young adults’ experiences of living with type 1 diabetes
Researchers at Curtin University in Western Australia are looking to understand more about young adults’ experiences of living with type 1 diabetes. More specifically, they aim to build an understanding of diabetes self-care behaviours, the impact of mental health and other stressors, and the way people cope with this chronic condition.
If you are:
- Aged 18-35 years and
- Have type 1 diabetes
Curtin University would like to invite you to participate in their online research project. This project requires completion of two online questionnaires 1 week apart. The first questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and the second 10 minutes to complete.
Start the survey
Download the information flyer
For further information about this research survey please email
This research study has been approved by Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee.