The highest spike in blood sugars often occurs after breakfast for people with type 2 diabetes. Delaying breakfast until lunchtime can increase blood sugar levels and promote insulin to be released. There are no studies to date comparing the effects of the three typical times to consume or skip breakfast on blood glucose (sugar) response.

Modifying the timing of breakfast is easily achievable for some, however for others, work or family constraints restrict the timing of breakfast options. Physical activity (i.e., exercise) could be a feasible alternative for reducing peak glucose responses. The additional benefits of exercise are more sustained effects on blood glucose than dietary changes.

Therefore, the aim of this research is to understand the effects of changing the timing of breakfast and exercise to improve blood glucose management and variability.

Participation in this study involves attending our laboratory in Fitzroy for baseline testing, including a glucose tolerance test and body composition scan, before being provided with standardised breakfast meals and prescribed exercise. You’ll receive your individual results.

To be eligible for this study you must:

  • Have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • Be aged between 30 - 65 years
  • Not currently taking sulphonylureas or insulin or more than 2 oral hypoglycaemic agents.

There are some additional exclusion criteria relating to things such as medications you may take and your current dietary habits.

To read the Participant Information Letter and find out if you are eligible, please complete the screening questionnaire

Benefits of participation include:

  • Use of the new minimally invasive Freestyle Libre Pro iQ continuous glucose monitor
  • Receiving individual test results including continuous glucose monitoring, glucose tolerance and body composition analysis
  • Finding out about your activity levels
  • Breakfast provided for 24 days
  • Reimbursement

Check out other studies we are currently recruiting participants for here.

To find out more, please fill in the following information and a researcher will contact you shortly.

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This study has been approved by the ACU Human Research Ethics Committee (2022-2741HC)

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