Participants needed for diabetes study

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WOMEN with pre-diabetes or who have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are needed for a study.

The ECU project will investigate whether a diet high in a fibre called resistant starch can improve blood glucose levels.

Participants will wear a small sensor on their upper arm which will monitor their glucose levels.

The study will compare blood glucose levels in a group of women eating their usual diet with women who are asked to eat more resistant starch from food or a supplement.

Volunteers need to be non-vegetarian, not yet taking medication for diabetes and own a smart phone.

They will also need to attend two appointments at ECU Joondalup.

To volunteer, or for more information, email research student Cathy Latino at clatino0@our.ecu.edu.au.