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Diabetes Research Programme - DM01

Improving the management of Diabetes in Pregnancy in Remote Australia

Project locations: Darwin, Australia; Alice Springs, Australia; Cairns, Australia

Funding organisations


Primary research aim

To improve systems of care and services for women with diabetes in pregnancy in remote Australia

Research objectives and methodology

  • To expand the Northern Territory (NT) Diabetes in pregnancy (DIP) Clinical Register across all regions of the NT, thereby scaling-up and extending coverage of an innovative clinical system.
  • To establish a DIP Clinical Register in Far North Queensland (FNQ).
  • To develop, expand and extend an enhanced model of care and augment health care professionals’ capacity for managing DIP across all regions of the NT and FNQ.
  • To improve maternal health post-partum for NT and FNQ Indigenous women with DIP with a systems-based intervention.
  • To build capacity in Indigenous health research and share knowledge with Canadian researchers in the field of diabetes and DIP among Indigenous populations.

Project contact: Elizabeth Hammond - elizabeth.hammond@menzies.edu.au



PI: Louise Maple-Brown, Menzies School of Health Research, Australia

Research team