School of Food Science and Nutrition

New type 1 diabetes research study with £100 Amazon gift voucher for participation. We are currently recruiting volunteers aged 18 to 70 years with Type 1 Diabetes to take part in a research study.

We are currently in need of volunteers aged 18 – 70 years with Type 1 Diabetes to take part in a research study designed to investigate the effects of short bouts of frequent light-intensity walking on glucose levels.

To Take part you must be:

  • Aged between 18 and 70 years;
  • Diagnosed with T1D for a minimum of five years;
  • Currently treated on a stable insulin regimen for a minimum of six months consisting of an insulin pump or injections using a combination of rapid-acting and long- acting insulin;
  • Familiar and currently using the carbohydrate-counting method for determining mealtime insulin dose;
  • Not currently pregnant; and
  • No established diabetes complications excluding background retinopathy.

What will I be required to do?

You will be required to visit the research laboratory in the School of Food Science and Nutrition on three separate occasions.

  • Visit one: attend a one-hour screening visit (to confirm eligibility, measure body composition and fit two wearable devices.
  • Visits two and three: two separate visits starting between 08:00 and 09:00am and lasting for approximately seven hours in duration.

We will provide you with food to consume at home on the evening before each visit. On each visit, we will provide you with two meals (breakfast and lunch). On one visit, you will be seated in a comfortable lounge-chair, and on the other visit you will be required to break-up your time spent sitting by completing three-minute short bouts of light-intensity walking activity then resume a seated position.

For the duration of the study you will be asked to wear a wrist-worn device to record physical activity and a device on your upper arm to measure glucose levels for 14 consecutive days. You will receive a £100 Amazon gift voucher upon completion of the study.

The School of Food Science and Nutrition is operating with strict COVID-19 safety procedures in place, and you will be in a room on your own throughout each visit.

If you agree to take part, or would like more information, please contact Anwar Alobaid (PhD student), School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds.

The project has been reviewed and approved by a NHS Ethics Committee (Ref 20/LO/0650).

The principal investigator is Dr Matthew Campbell. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Dr Matthew Campbell, University of Leeds, or Dr Mark Hopkins, School of Food Science University of Leeds.

  • Contact: Dr Mark Hopkins
  • Ethical approval reference number: Reviewed and approved by a NHS Ethics Committee (Ref 20/LO/0650)
  • Closing date for participants: 31 December 2022