Wear-IT Research Project: Wearables Integrated Technology to support healthy behaviours in people with Type 2 Diabetes

Bond University

Study details

The project seeks to test integrating wearable devices within a diabetes self-care management plan. Wearable devices will measure blood glucose, blood pressure, and physical activity.

  • the study will start in 2024
  • each practice will aim to recruit 13 patients
  • practices will be randomised to the intervention or usual care (no-intervention) groups
  • patients will need to attend one initial (baseline) and two follow-up (week 4 and 8) GP and practice nurse appointments. The GP and nurse will set health targets, including increased physical activity and dietary changes. In addition patients will receive short and tailored educational videos
  • patients will attend pathology appointments and complete study questionnaires at baseline and, 6 and 12 months follow-up.


All practices will receive:

  • $1,000 to cover administrative costs
  • one practice champion per practice will receive a $200 shopping voucher.

Intervention practices will receive:

  • a 12-month CareMonitor licence
  • $2,500 to cover practice nurse time for administering the intervention to 13 patients
  • practice staff will receive $200 shopping voucher for participating in training
  • a $100 shopping voucher for staff who participate in interviews.

Patients will receive:

  • all patients will receive $20 reimbursement to attend pathology tests and $10 for completing study questionnaires
  • intervention patients will receive wearables used in the study including the blood glucose monitor (Freestyle Libre 2 starter pack plus 2 additional sensors), blood pressure monitor (iHealth wireless BP monitor) and physical activity monitor (e.g., Garmin vivofit).

Research team

  • Lead Researcher: Professor Nick Zwar is an experienced general practitioner and the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.
  • Project Managers: Dr Breanne Hobden and A/Prof Stijn Soenen

You can register your interest on the link provided, or contact a member of the research team.

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