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We are looking for Type 2 diabetic people willing to take part in a study that assesses association between consumption of artificial sweetened beverages and blood glucose response

We would like to hear from you if you are:

  • Male or female aged over 18.
  • Type 2 diabetic managed with diet or medication of any kind.
  • Soft drink consumer but willing to switch to soda water or artificially sweetened beverage.
  • Have not been using artificial sweeteners for the last 2 weeks or willing to stop before starting the trial.
  • Volunteers must be agreeable to consuming 600ml daily of an artificially sweetened soft drink or soda water or a regular soft drink for 12 weeks.
  • Willing to wear continuous glucose monitoring system for 2 weeks at the start and end of the study.

If you would like to participate, you will be asked to attend the Clinical Trial Facility at the University of South Australia (City East) for a total of 4 visits. Visit 1 and 3 would be for 70 minutes and visit 2 and 4 will be 15 minutes in duration. During these visits, we will measure HbA1c levels at two timepoints using a finger prick method. You will also be asked to wear a continuous glucose monitor sensor for 2 weeks at the start and end of the study and to scan the sensor 4 times/day.

Participants will be reimbursed a $100 honorarium on their completion of the study in appreciation of their time.

If you would like to learn more, please contact us:

Email: unisa.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au
Phone: 8302 1365