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Buckfood (Diabetes)

In order to prevent Type 2 diabetes and its complications it is important to have a strict control of blood sugar levels after a meal. Buckwheat is a crop which is naturally rich in compounds that have beneficial effects on sugar breakdown.

Researchers from the Rowett Research Institute are looking for volunteers to take part in a study investigating a beverage made from a crop called buckwheat. The researchers are looking for volunteers who have T2 diabetes controlled by diet and lifestyle or metformin.

The aim of this study is to assess the effect of a buckwheat beverage on sugar breakdown after meals. The results of the study may lead to the development of foods for the prevention and maintenance of T2 diabetes.

If you are interested in taking part, you would have a screening visit at the Rowett Institute Human Nutrition Unit where you would complete a questionnaire, have your blood sugar measured by finger spot blood test.

If eligible you would return to the Rowett Institute for 2 morning visits which last approximately 6 hours each (including lunch). For 1 visit you will have an oral glucose tolerance test (where you consume a sugar drink) and for the other visit you will have a sugar drink which also contains buckwheat.

At each visit blood and urine samples will be collected from you before and after consumption of the drinks. At the end of the sampling you will be provided lunch.

Reasonable travel costs will also be reimbursed.

For more information about this study please email or call 01382 383235/383431.

To check your eligibility for this study please complete the short questionnaire below. If you wish to take part, please ensure that you register with SHARE on completion (even if you have done so already) to ensure that we can contact you.

Please tell us a little more about yourself to see whether you may be suitable for this study.

Please answer the questions below.

1 . * Do you live in Grampian?
2 . * Are you aged over 18?
3 . * Have you been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)?