Increasing Diabetes Research Participation for People with Type 2 Diabetes Living in Country Towns

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is conducting 30-minute phone or video interviews to understand the challenges and needs of individuals with Type 2 Diabetes in country/rural towns, with the aim of improving access to diabetes research.

Study Purpose/Description

People living in rural/country Australia have higher rates of type 2 diabetes but less access to healthcare services compared with people living in cities. Taking part in research can provide people with access to new technologies, medicines, and other interventions, with the potential to improve health outcomes.

Research findings are strongest when people from different backgrounds and locations are represented. However, there are few studies in Australia which have asked people living in rural/country communities what they think about taking part in diabetes research. This study wants to change that.

What’s Involved?

Taking part in this study involves sharing your views on diabetes research in a 30-minute phone or video call with a member of the research team at a day and time convenient to you.

Recruitment criteria

You can take part in this study if you:

  • are aged 18+
  • have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
  • live in an Australian rural/country town with a population between 5,000 and 50,000


All study participants will be offered a $40 e-gift voucher as a recognition of their time and contribution.

Study sponsor / funder

Research team contacts

Research Team

03 9244 6159

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