The Wearables Integrated Technology to support healthy behaviours in people with Type 2 Diabetes (WEAR-IT) study is a randomised trial being conducted by Bond University and University of Newcastle in collaboration with Western Sydney Diabetes, University of Queensland, University of Wollongong, and Central Queensland University. The study is supported by the Medical Research Future Fund.
The study, which will commence in early 2024, seeks to test integrating feedback from wearable devices to improve dietary and exercise behaviours within a diabetes self-management plan. Wearable devices will measure blood glucose, blood pressure, and physical activity.
ALL participating practices will receive:
$1000 for recruiting eligible patients for the trial.
$200 gift voucher will be provided to a practice champion, nominated by the practice team, who will be the main contact point of the study.
General practices allocated to the intervention arm of the trial will receive:
Payment of up to $2500 to cover practice nurse time for administering the intervention (target of 13 patients),
$200 shopping voucher for each staff member participating in online training.
$100 shopping voucher for each staff member who participates in interviews.
GPs and PNs can also claim CPD hours for their involvement in the study. All patients will receive $20 reimbursement to attend pathology tests and $10 for completing study questionnaires. Patients from intervention practices will receive free wearables: transdermal blood glucose monitor (Freestyle Libre 2 starter pack plus 2 additional sensors), blood pressure monitor (iHealth wireless BP monitor), and a physical activity monitor (e.g. Xiaomi Smartband).
To register your practice’s interest to participate, visit this link.
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