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Here at MOTIVATE T2D our aim is to help you to get active! All the resources on this website are free for you to use throughout the study. They have been developed by experts in exercise prescription from The University  of British Columbia (Canada) and Liverpool John Moores University (UK). 
6-Month home-based exercise study

In this study we are investigating the effect of 2 different supported exercise interventions on basic health outcomes in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The entire intervention can be completed in your own home, including a variety of health measures. 

Please read through the information sheet below for more information and eligibility. 

What does the study involve?
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Thanks for submitting! A member of the team will be in contact soon! 

Are you from the UK and want to find out more? 
Click the link below to find out more from our information sheet 
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Use the contact box to send a message to our UK team
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Are you from Canada and want to find out more? 
Click the link below to find out more from our information sheet 
Please click the link below to send an email to the research team
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Sign Up 

Sign up for the study on the 'contact us' page or by emailing:

Meeting with a member of the team

A member of the team will contact you so you can ask any questions and check if you are eligible to take part


A free testing kit will be delivered to your home to assess a number of health measures


You will be randomized into either:

a) Exercise Counselling


b) Exercise Counselling + mHealth

Meeting with an exercise specialist

You will co-design an exercise programme with a trained exercise specialist

The MOTIVATE T2D Research Study

6-Month Programme

You will be supported through a personalised  6-month exercise and physical activity programme 

Exercise Consultation Meetings

Throughout this time you will have meetings with your exercise specialist to review and update your programme

Motivational Text Messages 

You will also receive motivational text messages from your exercise specialist during the programme


Following the 6-month programme you will then repeat all the health check measures.

Follow-Up testing

One year after you signed up for the study, we will ask you to repeat the health measures again - just to see how you are getting on!

Meet the Team


Helen Jones

Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, LJMU 


Matt Cocks

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism and Health, LJMU


Tori Sprung

Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Physiology, LJMU


Katie Hesketh

Post Doc, Mobile Health Technology and Exercise, LJMU 


Rob Andrews

Associate Professor of Diabetes, University of Exeter  


Mary Jung

Assistant Professor of Behavior Change, Exercise and Health, UBC


Jonathan Little

 Associate Professor of Exercise Metabolism and Health, UBC 


Ali McManus

 Associate Professor of Pediatric Exercise Physiology, UBC


Jonathan Low

PhD Student, Mobile Health Technology and Exercise, UBC


Ceu Mateus

 Professor of Health Economics, Lancaster University 

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