In 2015, the second Australian Diabetes MILES Study (MILES-2) was undertaken by the ACBRD, led by Professor Speight.

The aims of MILES-2 were to:

  • provide an update on the quality of life, psychosocial well-being, self-care behaviours, and unmet needs of Australian adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes,
  • gather data on previously unexplored issues; e.g. diabetes stigma, and the use of apps to help manage diabetes.
  • explore change in the psychosocial well-being and self-care behaviours for a sub-set of participants who completed both Diabetes MILES – Australia studies (longitudinal cohort)

A total of 2,342 Australians adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes took part. MILES-2 included both longitudinal follow-up of selected participants from the first Diabetes MILES – Australia survey (N=504), as well as a new sample of participants (N=1838).

A description of the study methods and top-line results are available in the free downloadable MILES-2 survey report. Study methods and results have also been published in conference presentations and journal articles.

The 2015 Diabetes MILES – Australia survey was funded by a Diabetes Australia Research Program Project Grant, an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi with top-up funding from a Pozible campaign.