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As part of our DIANE research study on diabetes, we are looking for people with diabetes who experience pain or numbness in both hands and/or both feet. If that's you, and who are willing to take part in a research study, please read on!

We are seeking participants between 18 - 70 years of age, who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and have normal movement in the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Participation in this study involves a time commitment of approximately three and a half hours. It includes visits to Griffith University at the Nathan Campus (two and a half hours), QScan radiology clinic at Red Hill (forty-five minutes) and Queensland University of Technology at Kelvin Grove (fifteen minutes).

During these sessions, we will perform a series of tests that will measure sensation (e.g., how well you perceive temperature changes in your hand), and the size and movement of the nerves in your hand and foot with ultrasound imaging. At QScan, we will check the structure of the nerves in your hand with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). At QUT, we will take an image of the front of your eyes (cornea) with a high-powered microscope. The image of your eye will require a drop of local anaesthetic to numb your eye. You will be asked not to do any strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours prior to the testing session. All participants will receive a $50 gift voucher for completing this study.

Participation in this study is voluntary and your results will be kept confidential. If you would like to participate in this study, or for more information, please contact Eva Sierra, based at Griffith University, on 07 3735 4296 or diabetes.project@griffith.edu.au. You can also visit the project web page here.

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Where: Griffith University, Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan QLD 4111
Cost: Free
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