Research & Developments



Are you conducting research into diabetes?

Are you looking for people to join your study or trial?

Contact admin@diabetes.org.nz with the details.

Type 1 diabetesSpinal Cord Association
Drs Paul Turner and Jim Faed from Dunedin

The aim of the project is to find out whether a person’s own bone marrow stem cells can be used as an effective therapy to combat type 1 diabetes.
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Type 2 diabetes

Massey University, School of Sport and Exercise
Martin Gram, MSc, PhD, Postdoc

Exercise‐Diet Research Study
The researchers seek 36 people looking for help with their diabetes, particularly those who could benefit from personal training. Participants will carry out supervised exercise 5 times per week over 4 months as well as health tests before and after this period at Massey University Campus Wellington in Mt Cook.

****SEEKING PARTICIPANTS ****
Males or females with Type-2 diabetes, aged 35-70 years, and not requiring insulin.

Contact Martin Gram
Phone: 0800 MASSEY Extension 63167
Email: m.gram@massey.ac.nz

Pamphlet with more information
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Radio interview on RNZ
Media coverage on stuff.co.nz

Gestational Diabetes

Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Study of Diagnostic Thresholds

GEMS is a study that is trying to find out whether the current criteria used to diagnose diabetes in pregnancy in New Zealand is best, or whether we should be using a lower blood glucose threshold for detection.

****SEEKING PARTICIPANTS ****
Mothers planning to give birth at Auckland City Hospital, Middlemore Hospital or birthing units in Counties Manukau
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Māori health literacy research: Gestational diabetes mellitus
July 2014

This report was prepared for the Ministry of Health by Carla White, Susan Reid and Victoria Damiris from Workbase Education Trust

The research project found that women who had not experienced GDM were unlikely to know about GDM prior to it being discussed during a pregnancy. The decision of Māori women to be screened for GDM is significantly influenced by the information, advice and support they receive from their lead maternity carer and their personal advisors.

Clinical EndocrinologyLiggins Institute, The University of Auckland
Professor Wayne Cutfield
Professor Paul Hofman
Investigating how nutrition in early life alters the risk of children and young people developing obesity, diabetes, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and how these effects are mediated by hormones.
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