Researchers Explore Meal Times and How It Affects Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Research Centre: Exercise and Nutrition Research Program, Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Location: Daniel Mannix Building, 17 Young Street, Fitzroy 3065
Lead Researcher: Dr Evelyn Parr
Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by ACU Human Research Ethics Committee (2018-75H)


The focus of dietary advice to individuals with type 2 diabetes has often been based on what to eat rather than when.

This study aims to understand if shifting the focus to when to eat can help individuals to better manage their type 2 diabetes symptoms and therefore potentially reduce risk of further disease development.

Previous pilot research has shown an improved regulation of blood sugar in participants when the same meals are consumed between a shorter time window (i.e. 10 am to 6 pm) compared to a longer time window. Researchers are further exploring if similar findings occur for those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

This study seeks men and women who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Participants are required to attend 8 study visits at the research site over a 7 week period.

Why Participate?

  • You may experience an improvement in type 2 diabetes symptoms.
  • You will be compensated for participating in this study
  • You will receive individual results from glucose monitors worn for the six week study
  • You will be provided detailed dietary analysis that could be helpful in managing symptoms of diabetes
  • 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 the law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women aged between 35-65 years old
  • Have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and taking up to two glucose-lowering medications (those on ¬†insulin are excluded) (blood pressure/cholesterol medications are fine)
  • Are not currently on a strict diet regimen (i.e. vegan, coeliac/gluten free, ketogenic)
  • Able to attend 8 study visits at the research site over approximately 7 weeks

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