Finding the right approach to help patients with type 2 Diabetes become active

People with type 2 diabetes (T2D) comprise a significant proportion of the Australian population and the prevalence of this health issue is increasing at a very significant rate. Physical activity plays a key role in T2D management and glycaemic control. Despite the benefits of physical activity, the majority of adults with T2D remain either sedentary or insufficiently active to achieve health benefits. This study examines the health effects of practical strategies for inactive adults with T2D to get physically active. The strategies are made specific to individual's readiness to get physically active including the preferred way of receiving the messages such as through print materials in the post, internet or web, mobile phone/App, or from telephone counselling. We also plan to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of these approaches.

Research Area 
Project type 
Project Grant
Year of funding 
2013