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resilience and diabetes (RAD2) study

Stress and anxiety are potentially significant issues for children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Not only do stress and anxiety have a detrimental effect on quality of life and wellbeing, they are also associated with poor glycaemic control.

The Diabetes Team at PMH are collaborating with researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute and the School of Psychology at the University of Western Australia on some exciting research investigating resilience to stress and anxiety in Type 1 Diabetes.

The RAD 2 Study will be looking at real-time changes in stress, anxiety and blood glucose levels in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. This will be done by collecting information about blood glucose levels through a fitted continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and asking about how your child is feeling throughout the day through a smartphone app. The aim is to help us better understand moment-to-moment changes in stress and blood glucose level and develop ways of treating stress and anxiety in adolescent with Type 1 Diabetes.

If your child has never used a CGM they will have a trial period before commencing the study where they will wear the monitor for a few weeks to get used to it. Before starting the trial, we will ask participants to answer some questionnaires about how they think and feel. The CGM will then be fitted and explained, and we will describe the process of using the smartphone app. These will be used for the next 10 days.  

We are looking for young people with Type 1 Diabetes (for more than 12 months) aged between 12 and 18 years to participate in the study.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this study, please contact Anna Hunt, the RAD 2 study co-ordinator, on 9489 7672 or anna.hunt@telethonkids.org.au.

 

 

 

For general inquiries including collaborations, please contact senior program manager Tanyana Jackiewicz:

Phone: (08) 6456 4616
Email: tanyana.jackiewicz@health.wa.gov.au

Postal address

Children's Diabetes Centre
Telethon Kids Institute
PO Box 855
West Perth Western Australia 6872
Australia