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4th Year Medical Student Research Project

Dear Patient, 

College Lane Surgery are working with medical students from the University of Leeds to conduct a study on the effects of implementing a lifestyle-based program to treat diabetes and we would love for you to be involved.

This program is based on the “Low GI diet”. A Low GI diet consists of eating carbohydrates that have a low glycaemic index. Glycaemic index is an indication of the rate at which carbohydrates are broken down into glucose. The lower the glycaemic index, the slower the rate at which food is broken down, resulting in a more stable rise in blood sugar levels. Similar studies have shown that by following this diet participants experienced a decrease in HBA1C blood sugar levels, blood pressure, waist circumference and weight. Some patients' diabetes even went into remission. These changes can reduce the risk of developing heart problems, diabetic complications such as sight loss and even some cancers.  

Participants who choose to be involved will be asked to follow a low GI diet for six months. There will be monthly meetings available to chart participants’ progress, allow participants to share their experiences and to receive any support needed. Alternatively, one-on-one phone calls can be arranged if preferred.

If you would be interested in finding out more, please visit the links below or call the surgery on 01977 611 023 (option 3) to register your interest. 

We will be holding participant information events on Thursday 6th February at the surgery.

There will be 2 meetings on this day, you can attend either - 1:00-1:30pm or 5:30-6:00pm.

If you are interested in taking part, please just turn up at the surgery 15 minutes before the sessions are due to start. The medical students who are conducting this research will be available to discuss the project with you and sign you up to take part.

Have a great day!

Information links:

The Low GI Diet

What is the low GI diet?

David Unwin’s research

Metabolic effects of Low GI diet

Sugar infographics

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