A global perspective on the Impact of hypoglycaemia

26 June 2017
New multi-country study examines the impact of hypoglycaemia among adults with insulin-treated diabetes.
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What has confidence got to do with type 2 diabetes?

23 June 2017
A new app, emojifit® Diabetes, has the answers but the developers need your help to take it to the next level.
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‘Closing the loop’ to improve outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes

21 June 2017
ACBRD publishes a randomised crossover study, in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics.
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PhD opportunities

29 May 2017
The ACBRD is pleased to announce that it is actively seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals who would be interested in undertaking a PhD focused on the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of living with diabetes.
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Diabetes distress is linked with worsening diabetes management over time in adults with type 1 diabetes

26 May 2017
New research reports cross-sectional, prospective, and temporal associations between type 1 diabetes management outcomes and diabetes-distress.
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Assessing Psychological Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes: a Critical Comparison of Measures

25 May 2017
Review article compares measures of psychological insulin resistance and provides recommendations for questionnaire selection
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Taking Emotional Health on a National Tour

17 May 2017
Dr Christel Hendrieckx travelled interstate promoting the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)* Diabetes and Emotional Health handbook and toolkit
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MHPN funding guaranteed to June 2020

11 May 2017
Congratulations to the team of the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN), who have just been awarded Commonwealth Department of Health funding for the next 3 years.
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Dr Adriana Ventura’s new psychology practice

4 May 2017
In April 2017, ACBRD Research Fellow, Dr Adriana Ventura started her private psychology practice in Frankston. Although her practice is not confined to people with diabetes or other chronic health conditions, Adriana has a special interest in these groups.
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Prof Jane Speight says “Show us the money!”

4 May 2017
Every year, Diabetes Australia provides a significant number of grants to enable research towards a cure and prevention, and to improve diabetes care. On 19 April, Professor Jane Speight spent the day attending a Strategic Planning Session focused on Diabetes Australia’s Research Program (DARP).
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Insulin vs pumps: The REPOSE trial findings deliver a verdict

18 April 2017
The much-anticipated findings of the NIHR-funded REPOSE trial were published in The BMJ on 30 March. REPOSE was a cluster-randomised trial designed to investigate the ‘Relative Effectiveness of insulin Pump treatment Over multiple daily injections and Structured Education’.
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Psychological Factors and Diabetes – new chapter in international Textbook

13 April 2017
Now in its 5th edition, the is a well-established and authoritative international guide to diabetes and its management.
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A UK academic tour for the ACBRD
9 April 2017
Following the Diabetes UK conference, our ACBRD researchers maximised the value of the trip by visiting colleagues at various universities to progress and strengthen important collaborations.
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Supporting insulin initiation in type 2 diabetes in primary care: results of the Stepping Up study
7 April 2017
Results of the important Stepping Up trial published in The BMJ and Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.
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ACBRD well-represented at Diabetes UK
6 April 2017
Behavioural diabetes research highlights from the Diabetes UK Professional Conference (8-10 March).
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Danish PhD student at ACBRD to learn about diabetes stigma
30 March 2017
Ulla from Denmark is currently visting the ACBRD to further her studies on type 1 diabetes and work life issues.
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Psychosocial Burden of Diabetes: An Infographic
24 March 2017
In 2016 the ACBRD released the latest Diabetes MILES study findings (MILES-2).
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Diabetes MILES-2 methods paper published in BMJ Open
9 March 2017
Dr Jessica Browne’s paper ‘Cohort profiles of the cross-sectional and prospective participant groups in the second Diabetes MILES—Australia (MILES-2) study’ was published this month in BMJ Open.
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New debate: Behavioural innovation is key to improving the health of one million Australians living with type 2 diabetes
6 March 2017
Prof Jane Speight's publication 'Behavioural innovation is key to improving the health of one million Australians living with type 2 diabetes' was published in The Medical Journal of Australia.
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The Effect of Words on Health and Diabetes
2 March 2017
A commentary on the effect of words on health and diabetes has been published in Diabetes Spectrum.
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The ACBRD celebrates the graduation of Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott
28 February 2017
We congratulate Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, who was awarded her PhD in Health Psychology at a graduation ceremony at Deakin University's Geelong Waterfront campus on Thursday 16 February.
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Diabetes Device Use in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: Barriers to Uptake and Potential Intervention Targets
17 February 2017
A new publication published in Diabetes Care discusses Diabetes Device Use in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
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Prevention and Recovery from Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes: Injecting Hope 
15 February 2017
This book, by Ann Goebel-Fabbri, sheds light on an often overlooked and misunderstood issue: eating disorders in women with type 1 diabetes – specifically diabulimia, the lay public’s term for an eating disorder involving insulin restriction as a dangerous calorie purge.
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The use of mobile applications among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES Youth – Australia
8 February 2017
Dr Steve Trawley's paper 'The use of mobile applications among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES Youth – Australia' was published in the Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics journal .
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MILES-2 Survey Report released
20 December 2016
In 2015 the ACBRD conducted the second Diabetes MILES – Australia survey (MILES-2). This second Australian national survey was an opportunity to examine whether the same concerns as those identified in 2011 remained, and to explore emerging issues in the psychological, social and behavioural aspects of diabetes.
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Diabetes and Emotional Health rescources for health professionals: now available for free download
28 November 2016
The Diabetes and Emotional Health handbook aims to support health professionals to identify, address and communicate about emotional health problems during consultations with adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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People with diabetes face blame and shame 
28 November 2016
A recent article published on the Drugwatch website draws on the ACBRD’s research about diabetes stigma, and discusses the impact this has on emotional well-being.
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Most Australian adolescents with T1D don’t use smartphone apps for self-management
15 November 2016
Dr Steven Trawley paper 'The Use of Mobile Applications Among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES Youth—Australia' is now published in the the Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics journal.
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Greater awareness for type 1 diabetes and eating disorders 
31 October 2016
Dr Adriana Ventura discusses a very serious and important issue about ‘Diabulimia’ – a term used to describe the disordered eating behaviour of intentionally restricting or omitting insulin for the purposes of weight loss. 
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The Jan Baldwin National CDE of the year 
15 October 2016
Our congratulations to Ann Morris! 
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ACBRD Highlights at ADS ADEA 2016
28 August 2016
The ACBRD team attended the 2016 ADS-ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting - check out their highlights here.

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Dr Jessica Browne's paper published in Diabetes Care
10 July 2016
Diabetes Care - the worlds most recognised and influential diabetes journal accepts Dr Jessica Browne's paper "Measuring the Stigma Surrounding Type 2 Diabetes: Development and Validation of the Type 2 Diabetes Stigma Assessment Scale (DSAS-2)".

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New NDSS resources! Diabetes and emotional health: a handbook for health professionals supporting adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes 
25 August 2016
1. Diabetes and emotional health: a handbook for health professionals supporting adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
2. Diabetes peer support in Australia: A national survey 
3. Moving On Up
Read here to get a full overview information about the above resources.
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