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What does DTEXT involve?


DTEXT is a text message program for people with type 2 diabetes.

Text messages will be sent to you for 6 months on topics such as physical activity, nutrition and diabetes self-care.

During the study you will be asked to complete 3 short surveys and have your diabetes and cholesterol measured 3 times.

Who is eligible?

You can join DTEXT if you:

  • Have type 2 diabetes

  • Are aged 18 and above

  • Have a mobile phone

  • Can read and speak English

  • Are not pregnant

  • Have a HbA1c level 7% and above
    (If you don’t know what this is, we can test this for you).

Who is running the study?

The study is being run by the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District in partnership with the University of Sydney. DTEXT is funded through a NSW Ministry of Health research grant.


The full details of DTEXT can be found on the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry.