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

Recent evidence suggests that reducing and breaking up sitting time may be a suitable self-care behaviour to improve glucose control in adults who have type 2 diabetes. The OPTIMISE study aims to test whether a 6-month intervention (involving health coaching, use of sit-stand workstations at work and a smartphone behavioural promoting tool) can reduce daily sitting time and improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Who can participate?

To participate in this trial, you must:

  • be aged 45–65 years
  • have type 2 diabetes
  • not be using insulin
  • be working at least 4 days a week in a desk-based occupation
  • live in Melbourne, Australia.

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What’s involved?

For all participants, the study involves attending 3 appointments at the Baker Institute Specialist Clinics over a 6 month period.

Accepted participants will be randomised into two groups. One group will be provided a sit-to-stand desk to use at their workplace, 10 free health coaching sessions and a free fitness tracker watch and app to use for the 6-month intervention period. Participants in the other group will receive a sit-to-stand desk to use at their workplace after a 6-month waiting period.

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:

Elly Fletcher
T: (03) 8532 1853
E: optimise@baker.edu.au

Robyn Larsen
T: (03) 8532 1859
E: optimise@baker.edu.au

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With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever.

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