Find Out if Exercise and Eating Timings Can Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Research Centre: Australian Catholic University, Daniel Mannix Building
Location: Level 1, 17 Young Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
Lead Researcher: Dr. Evelyn Parr
Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the Australian Catholic University Human Research Ethics Committee (2019-61HC)


Circadian rhythm is the variation in physiological processes that occur over a 24-hour period in all living beings. It influences our body’s functions such as sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, digestion and body temperature.

This study aims to understand how the timing of eating and the timing of eating may be able to optimise the control of blood sugars for people with Type 2 Diabetes through improved circadian rhythms. 

This study seeks men and women who have Type 2 Diabetes. Participants are required to attend at least 13 study visits at the research site over a 6-week period in this study.

Why Participate? 

  • You may experience an improvement in your blood glucose level.
  • You will have an understanding of your body’s glucose response and activity patterns.
  • Clinical examinations including measurement of your body composition and metabolic rate will be provided to you for free.
  • Meals will be provided throughout the laboratory visits at no cost to you.
  • You will be remunerated for some costs incurred in participating in this study.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women aged 35-65 years who have Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Currently managing their diabetes with diet-only or taking certain oral diabetes medications.
  • Able to attend at least 13 study visits at the research site over approximately 6 weeks.
  • Not on a strict diet
  • Not a shift worker
  • Not a smoker

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial