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Join the PREDICT Pre-diabetes Study

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Garvan diabetes and obesity researchers are leading an exciting clinical trial called PREDICT, which is testing how a tailored diet can improve the body's response to the common diabetes drug, metformin.

Garvan has collaborated with the Weizmann Institute of Science to create an algorithm that can predict how a person's blood sugar will respond to different foods, based on individual variables including their 'gut microbiome' - a unique set of thousands of species of microorganisms that reside in the gut.

How you can help

The PREDICT clinical trial is now looking to enrol men and women aged 20-70 years who have pre-diabetes (e.g. you have been told you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes or you have had increased blood sugar in previous blood tests)

Or recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes, and not yet treated with a sugar-lowering medication.

The seven-month study involves taking a common diabetes medication and one of two diets; either a personalised diet (tailored to your gut microbes) or a standard healthy diet.

All participants will wear a glucose monitor for two weeks before and during treatment and document all their food intake in a specialised mobile phone app.

The study will involve a maximum of 3 visits to the Garvan Institute in Darlinghurst, Sydney (next to St. Vincent's Hospital) over a period of seven months. Most of the follow up will be done over the phone or using video tools (e.g. Zoom or Skype).

All study participants have access to a fully accredited dietitian and a study medical team for study-related queries for the duration of the study.

At the end of the study, participants will be provided a $100 retail voucher.

Your contribution could help millions of Australians

If you would like to take part in this ground-breaking research and make a difference for those living with type 2 diabetes and other metabolic conditions, please contact the study team on:

Phone: (02) 9295 8253

Email: PREDICT@garvan.org.au

ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT03558867

St Vincent's HREC Ref: 17/SVH/080

Principal Investigators: Professor Jerry Greenfield and Dr Dorit Samocha-Bonet

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