Diabetes is a common chronic disease with significant morbidity, mortality and cost, and the prevalence continues to increase rapidly worldwide. New Zealand is no exception. The prevalence of diabetes is 7% and the high prevalence of prediabetes (26%) indicates that rates of diabetes will continue to increase.
Effective, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle sought
Implementation of effective evidence-based prevention strategies is required to reduce the increasing costs of the type 2 diabetes epidemic. How best to assist individuals, families and communities to make effective, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle changes to reverse the type 2 diabetes epidemic is a major focus of our research.
Quality of care equally important
Equally important is the quality of care for both type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and type 1 diabetes (T1DM). Implementation of evidence based diabetes management guidelines to improve the quality of diabetes care is another facet of our work.
Our research also focuses on diabetes related conditions such as Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Coeliac Disease (CD).
Focus of our research
Diabetes research projects in this website
- Closed loop therapy study for youth with type 1 diabetes
- Flash-2 study for type 1 diabetes in children
- Family based Pacific child obesity prevention: a pilot
- Glycaemic control and Type 1 diabetes mellitis (T1DM)
- Health of people with coeliac disease in New Zealand
- Hunger Training to prevent diabetes
- LOADD: Lifestyle Over and Above Drugs in Diabetes
- Managing diabetes in a "flash"
- Ngati and Healthy: Prevent Diabetes Project
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): dietary triggers and treatment approaches
- Optimal diet composition for the prevention of diabetes
- OPTIMISE study for type 1 diabetes in youth
- Otago Diabetes Project
- Pacific intervention: Diabetes, obesity and the church
- PIP: Prediabetes intervention package in primary care
- Porirua Union case study
- Prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in NZ
- Prevalence of elevated liver enzymes in NZ
- Quality of diabetes foot care in Oman
- Validation of a new clinical test for insulin sensitivity