Consumer involvement in diabetes living guidelines

In this project, we are bringing together consumers and researchers to explore how consumers can be more involved in the development of living clinical practice guidelines (living guidelines) for diabetes. Consumers and researchers will discuss their ideas in a 90-minute online forum. The results should inform consumer involvement in diabetes living guidelines going forward.

This project is a collaboration between the Centre for Health Communication and Participation and the Australian Living Evidence Consortium.

What are diabetes living guidelines?

Diabetes living guidelines are evidence-based statements that include recommendations to help healthcare professionals and consumers make decisions about diabetes-related healthcare. They are updated as soon as important new research is published to ensure health professionals and consumers have access to the most up-to-date information.

How are “living” guidelines different to “standard” guidelines?

“Living” guidelines are continuously updated whereas “standard” guidelines are updated every three to five years. Continuous updating of living guidelines means there are more regular, ongoing opportunities for consumers to be involved in their development.

Interested in participating?

Unfortunately recruitment for the online forums is now closed.

If you are interested in finding out more about the project please contact Dr Bronwen Merner via email ( or phone (03) 9479 5327.