Finding new ways to treat type 2 diabetes

Can blocking gut sweet sensing help control blood glucose for people with type 2 diabetes?

Finding new ways to treat type 2 diabetes
Project Status: Recruiting
Project administered by: University of Adelaide

Can blocking gut sweet sensing help control blood glucose for people with type 2 diabetes?

We are conducting a series of research studies that aim to investigate whether blocking sweet-sensing in the gut can reduce sugar uptake as a new way to better control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.

These studies involve clinical research at The University of Adelaide and laboratory experiments in SAHMRI to discover new ways to treat diabetes.

Who can take part?

You may be eligible to take part in this study if you:

  • Have type 2 diabetes (diabetes must be managed by diet or metformin medication only)
  • Are aged 40 to 79 years old
  • Have a BMI between 20 - 35 kg/m2
  • Are willing to travel to North Terrace, Adelaide to participate in the study

If you choose to participate you will need to attend a 45 minute screening visit and if eligible, two further study visits. At the screening visit you will be asked about your lifestyle, diabetes and gut symptoms and have a blood sample taken.

Eligible people will then attend each study visit, which will involve having a glucose drink and further blood collection. Each study visit will include an evening meal for you to have the night prior and lunch to enjoy on the day of your visit.

Participation in this study is voluntary, however participants will be reimbursed up to $300 for completing all three study visits.

Are you interested in taking part?

Check eligibility

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email sweetener@adelaide.edu.au or contact the study team on 08 8128 4842.

PARTNERING INSTITUTIONS

The University of Adelaide

This project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council