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Exciting new Type 2 diabetes study needs recruits

Could you help the University of Bristol to carry out a major trial assessing how a change in diet and exercise affects people with Type 2 diabetes?

This trial is the largest of its kind in the world, and is being conducted in the South West region.

The trial, known as Early ACTID, needs to recruit 750 people who are newly diagnosed from across the South West.

Individuals will be allocated to one of three groups. Those in the first group will receive regular help and advice on improving their diet, the second group will receive the same dietary advice, but in addition they will receive help to increase their daily levels of exercise. The third, control group will receive the usual care. All patients will have their diabetic care managed by the Early ACTID team for a year.

“This study seems very interesting and will help to generate more understanding about how diet and exercise influence this,' said Amanda Eden, Care Advisor at Diabetes UK.

"We would hope volunteers would come forward to take part in this fascinating study.”

The study has received a great response from those patients involved already. All patients, when asked, praise the study and say they are pleased they have agreed to take part.

Participants describe the study as well run and carefully thought out and providing a high level of care. 

For further details contact the Research Team at Bristol University on 0117 928 2440 or visit their website at

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