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Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of illness in Australia. More than two million Australians are estimated to have pre-diabetes, which means that they are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next few years.

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by improving your diet quality, levels of physical activity, and other health behaviours. But it can be difficult to know what to and find support to make those changes.

About this study

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by improving your diet quality, levels of physical activity, and other health behaviours. But it can be difficult to know what to and find support to make those changes. ©  Shutterstock

CSIRO, in collaboration with patients and health care professionals, has developed a new smartphone-based program called Compass to educate people at risk of diabetes about the changes that they can make to reverse their risk.

This study seeks to test whether Compass is effective and gain feedback on how we could improve it for future use.

Participants who complete the study assessments will receive $75 honorarium as thanks for their contributions.

Who can participate in this study?

Anyone in Australia who is at-risk of developing type 2 diabetes can participate.

Other inclusion criteria include:

  • At least 18 years old and at risk of type 2 diabetes. This will be assessed by a simple online screening questionnaire that takes into account factors such as your age, family history of type 2 diabetes, and vegetable intake, for example.
  • Able to safely undertake walking-based exercise. To participate you will need to be free from injury or illness that prevents you from undertaking walking-based physical activity.
  • Access to a smartphone. You will need to have continual access to a smartphone and be able to download and use the Compass app for the duration of the study.

Register your interest

To register your interest in taking part in this study please complete the expression of interest form and we will get in contact with you.

This study has been approved by the CSIRO Human Research Ethics Committee

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