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Motivate T2D

This study wants to find out the best ways to support people with type 2 diabetes increase their everyday physical activity to improve their diabetes control, particularly in the months after diagnosis.

It is being carried out by a team of researchers Liverpool John Moores University


  • aged 40-75 years old
  • diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the last two years
  • treating your diabetes with only metformin or lifestyle modifications (diet and exercise)
  • Use a smartphone


  • Remote.  This means that you will need to complete health measurements at home, choose a suitable place to exercise, and meet with researchers digitally (via Zoom).


  • Taking part in a six-month physical activity programme, which you will co-design with an exercise specialist
  • Completing three health questionnaires at home over a one-year period (including testing your blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart rate)
  • Monitor physical activity for two weeks (equipment provided)
  • Participants will receive a £5 Amazon voucher for each completed questionnaire (total £15 for all three questionnaires).

Recruiting until

  • 31/12/2021

Trial ID

  • ISRCTN14335124

Want to take part or learn more?