School of Medicine and Pharmacology

Fremantle Diabetes Study

Further information

  • FDS Phase I was funded by the Raine Foundation, University of Western Australia. Phase II has been funded by NHMRC project grants 513781 (2008-12) and APP1042231 (2013-7)The study was funded by the , University of Western Australia.

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swan riverThe Fremantle Diabetes Study (FDS) is a longitudinal observational study of community-based people with diabetes from an urban postcode-defined population in Fremantle, Western Australia. The study consists of two phases.

About Phase I

The study is led by Professor Timothy Davis at UWA.

Of 2,258 people identified with diabetes between April 1993 and July 1996, 1,426 were recruited to the study and 1,294 of these had type 2 diabetes.

At baseline, comprehensive physical, biochemical and socio-demographic data were collected from participants. Outcome data continue to be obtained from the WA Health Data Linkage System with the latest linkage to the end of 2012. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) during follow-up was defined as hospitalisation for/with myocardial infarction or stroke, death from cardiac or cerebrovascular causes, or sudden death.

About Phase II

The study is led by Professor Timothy Davis at UWA.

Of just over 4,800 people identified with diabetes between February 2008 and June 2011, 1,732 were recruited to the study and 1,551 of these had type 2 diabetes. There are no significant differences in age, sex or type of diabetes between participants and non-participants.

At baseline, comprehensive physical, biochemical and socio-demographic data were collected from participants. Bi-annual face-to-face assessments will continue until 2017.The first outcome data will obtained from the WA Health Data Linkage System in early 2014.

Study protocol

Phase II: National Health and Medical Research Council Project Study Protocol (download Phase II Study Protocol)