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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 Perth Children's Hospital 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 RAD2 Study is looking at real-time changes in stress, anxiety and blood glucose levels in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. This was done by collecting information about blood glucose levels through a fitted continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and asking about how a 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 levels and develop ways of treating stress and anxiety in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.

Recruitment for the RAD2 Study has now ended.

For more information contact RAD2 study co-ordinator Anna Hunt,




For general inquiries including collaborations, please contact Senior Program Manager Tanyana Jackiewicz:

Phone: (08) 6456 4616

Postal address

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