Participants needed for a study investigating how day-to-day movements and activities of daily living effect glucose levels.

How do activities of daily living influence glucose levels in Type 2 Diabetes?

We are recruiting adult males and females with Type 2 Diabetes to take part in a new study investigating how day-to-day movements and activities of daily living effect glucose levels. This will help us provide improved practical guidance to support people manage their glucose levels in line with their clinical targets.

Participation involves two short visits to the University of Exeter’s St Luke’s campus. The first will last between 45 minutes and an hour, the second will last less than 30 minutes. Between these visits we will measure your movement and glucose levels using small discrete lightweight sensors for five days. Aside from these measures no other changes to your usual diet or routine are required.

At the first visit, we will discuss the study, its aims and measures in detail and you can ask any questions that you may have. If you are happy to participate, we will ask you to sign a consent form. We will measure your height, weight, blood pressure, and body composition before fitting you with three measurement sensors. A glucose monitor (a sensor about the size of 50p piece) will be fitted to the lower abdomen just in from your hip. You will also be given two movement trackers; one which is worn like a wrist watch, and the other is a small chip will sticks to your thigh. We would also ask that you provide daily glucose measures using a home glucose testing kit and complete a simple diary, recording what time you eat and sleep.

Over the next five days we would like participants go about their normal routines. We are interested in people’s usual activities so no need to change what you do or what you eat! After five days we would invite you back to the University so we can collect the sensors and the diary and discuss your week.

We would be very happy to provide you with a report describing your week’s activity and glucose patterns if you would like one.

In order to participate you must be aged 18+, have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and not currently be affected by any health issues or injuries which that would prevent or limit taking normal daily activities. If you would like to know more about this study please contact Holly Jones (hmj206@exeter.ac.uk).