Research shows that Type 2 diabetes is on the increase and is increasingly being diagnosed in younger age groups. Lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity and reducing time spent sitting help in the management of Type 2 diabetes but also in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes. Our research group wants to develop lifestyle programmes for young people with diabetes to help them manage the disease but also to prevent more young people from developing diabetes. To do this effectively we need to understand what things might influence people’s lifestyle behaviours, what people might want in a lifestyle programme, and what barriers they face when making healthy lifestyle choices.
We will recruit 15 young adults (18-40 years of age) with T2DM to this study. We will objectively capture sedentary time, physical activity and dietary behaviour using an inclinometer (activPAL3) and a wearable camera (Autographer®) for 4-7 days. Data from these devices will be used as “triggers” during semi-structured qualitative interviews to explore:
If you would like further information about this study or
would like to get involved please contact:
Dr Charlotte Edwardson firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dr Patrice Carter email@example.com