About this study
This exciting study looks at the effect of time-restricted eating on controlling changes in blood sugars associated with type 2 diabetes.
Diet is a common first-line treatment for individuals with type 2 diabetes, used to improve blood glucose control. Time-restricted eating (TRE) is a dietary strategy that encourages longer periods of fasting by reducing the time window that energy is consumed. It has been proposed that by purposefully delaying breakfast and eating dinner earlier in the evening, in a TRE pattern, blood glucose regulation may improve.
What is involved for participants?
You will be asked to attend the laboratory on eight occasions (about 10 hours in total) for non-invasive measures including blood sampling and questionnaires. We will also monitor your dietary intake over a five-week study period, including four weeks of time-restricted feeding (reducing your eating window).
Benefits to participation
- Metabolic health profile in the form of an individual report at the conclusion of the study
- Usage of continuous glucose monitors for six weeks, with individual reports from each week at the conclusion of the study
- Advancing medical research
- $250 of vouchers for supermarket purchases
Who can participate?
To be eligible for this study, you must be aged between 35 to 65 years, have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (diet-controlled or taking up to 2 oral hypoglycaemic agents for at least 3 months), have a BMI between 25 and 40 kg/m2, and be able to attend our laboratory in Fitzroy, Victoria, over a 7-week period.
Dr Evelyn Parr
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
+61 3 9230 8278 or +61 413 477 697
Ethics approval: 2018-75H