In the next 20 years, the number of people in Australia with type 2 diabetes is estimated to increase from 870,000 to over 2.5 million, due to factors such as high rates of overweight, obesity and poor lifestyle behaviours. 

Research shows that lifestyle modification, such as physical activity and healthy eating and self management can improve glycaemic control and reduce complications in people with type 2 diabetes.

This project will analyse whether people who receive mobile phone text messages for six months with information about physical activity, nutrition, weight, smoking cessation and diabetes management have improved their health.

This project will also explore the integration of DTEXT for type 2 diabetes into the NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service.

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Funding body

NSW Health

Scheme name

Translational Research Grants Scheme

Years funded

2016 – 2018

Lead institution

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Partner institutions

University of Sydney