Last chance to be part of a diabetes text message trial

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If you have type 2 diabetes and want support to help you manage it better, then apply now for our free SupportMe trial.

Researchers from WSLHD are on the hunt for western Sydney residents to participate in the text messaging program, which is designed to help participants improve their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose.

The SupportMe program sends participants text messages every week for 12 months, offering health tips on self-management, healthy eating, physical activity, medication and tips to help you reduce smoking.

Westmead Hospital’s very own Prof Clara Chow, is running the trial, which follows the successful TEXTME trial that was aimed at people with coronary heart disease.

“The trial showed that participants had better control of their blood pressure and cholesterol, had increased their physical activity and reduced smoking,” Professor Chow said.

“These programs allows us to use technology to help improve the health of people in western Sydney.

“Diabetes and heart disease are major health issues in our region and SupportMe allows us to provide customised and personalised education and support to help patients self-manage their condition.”

Western Sydney residents are invited to participate in the free trial, so if they have type 2 diabetes or coronary artery disease, are aged over 18 and have a mobile phone, then apply today as applications close soon.

To sign up for the trial, contact the SupportMe team on 8890 9818 or email WSLHD-SupportMe@health.nsw.gov.au

Visit www.support-me.com.au for more information.