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Do you have type 2 diabetes and work in a desk-based job?

Can reducing and breaking up sitting time help glycaemic control in office workers with type 2 diabetes?

Recent studies have shown that reducing and breaking up sitting time has beneficial effects on blood glucose control and insulin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. This study will investigate whether a 18-month multi-component intervention targeting reducing and breaking up sitting can help improve glycaemic control in office workers with type 2 diabetes.

Who can participate?

To participate in this study, you must:

  • be aged 35–65 years
  • have type 2 diabetes
  • not be using insulin
  • be working at least 4 days a week in a desk-based occupation
  • be willing to come into the Baker Institute in Melbourne 5 times over 18 months.

Complete an expression of interest for this study

What’s involved?

Participants will be randomised into either an intervention or a delayed intervention group.

Participants randomised to the intervention group, will be provided a sit-to-stand desk, free health coaching sessions and a free fitness tracker watch. These are used throughout the intervention and then are yours to keep. If you are randomised to delayed intervention group, after a 12-month waiting period you will also receive a sit-to-stand desk, a fitness tracker watch and health coaching.

In addition to the above, all participants will be required to:

  • Undergo a blood test to measure HbA1c levels (for screening purposes only).
  • Attend 5 visits to the Baker Specialist Clinics (3–4 hours each) over a eighteen month period.
  • Provide blood samples at regular intervals (by means of intravenous catheter) during the visits at the Baker Specialist Clinics.
  • Wear two physical activity monitors for a 10-day period on five occasions.
  • Complete 1 x 24hr dietary recalls on five occasions.

At the end of the study, all participants will receive their individual results on their sitting and activity levels and blood results (including HbA1c).

If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please contact:

Ruth Grigg
T: (03) 8532 1845

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