27 Mar 2014

Participants sought: Do you have Type 2 diabetes and sit for large portions of the day?

Scientists at the Physical Activity and Behavioural Epidemiology Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute recently discovered that breaking up prolonged sitting has important beneficial effects on glycaemic control in older adults. We now aim to further investigate this phenomenon in those with type 2 diabetes, who are likely to derive the greatest benefits. This research may ultimately lead to practical and feasible treatment and management strategies in those with type 2 diabetes.
Who can take part in this study conducted by the Baker IDI
 - Males & Females (post-menopausal only)
- Aged 35-75 years
- Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
- Diet and/or Metformin controlled only (not on insulin)
- Overweight - BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2
- Inactive and sitting for large portions of the day
- Non-smokers

Paddy Dempsey Ph (03) 8532 1853 email paddy.dempsey@bakeridi.edu.au
This research has been approved by The Alfred Hospital Human Ethics Committee (HREC 257/13).

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