University of South Australia Health Research: Life After Gestational Diabetes

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Researchers at The University of South Australia are looking for women who have had diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and would like to take part in research that will help women lose weight and may reduce their risk of Type 2 Diabetes (the most common type of diabetes).

Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes that first develops during pregnancy and usually goes away once the baby is born. This is different to having pre-existing diabetes – (either type 1 or type 2) which are lifelong conditions and don't go away after you have your baby.


We are currently running two research projects you may be eligible to participate in:
 
 - a 12 month weight loss study 

and


 - an online survey


Participation is voluntary. If you would like more information please contact Ph: 8302 1365 or Email: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au. The projects have been approved by The University’s Human Research Ethics Committee.  

Before you decide whether to take part in this research it is important that you understand what the research is for and what you will be asked to do. Please take time to read the following information and discuss it with your family, friends and health professional if you wish.
Are you interested in participating in a 12 month weight loss study with a qualified Dietitian at The University of South Australia in Adelaide?

The weight loss study will investigate a diet method called intermittent energy restriction, commonly known as the “5:2 diet” on weight loss and blood sugar levels over 12 months.
Volunteers will be asked to follow a set diet plan (either the 5:2 diet or a conventional daily diet) and will have regular contact with a qualified dietitian throughout the 12 month study who will provide you with information and support. Participants who complete the 12 month trial will receive a $50 honorarium.

To be eligible to participate you need to meet the following criteria:
 - Have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (pregnancy-induced diabetes) in a pregnancy at any time.
 - Do not have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.
 - Overweight or obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25kg/m2 or higher (we can help you work this out if you're not sure).
 - Able to come in to the University of South Australia Sansom Institute Clinical Trials Facility on Frome Road in Adelaide for seven appointments with the Dietitian over the 12 month study.
 - Aged 18 years or older.

You will not be eligible to participate in this weight loss study if you:
 - Have had surgery for weight loss in the past (e.g. lap-band or gastric bypass).
  -  Have a serious illness e.g. cancer being actively treated, liver or kidney disease.
- Have been following the 5:2 diet in the last 3 months.
- Are pregnant or less than 12 weeks post-partum.
- Are currently involved in any other ongoing dietary study.

Breastfeeding Mothers
If you are breastfeeding you may still be able to participate in the trial. You will be given a modified version of the diet , requiring extra calories to cover the energy and nutrition your baby takes from your breastmilk. The study Dietitian will contact you to discuss this and work out your individual nutritional requirements.

Participation is voluntary. If you would like more information please contact Ph: 8302 1365 or Email: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au. The projects have been approved by The University’s Human Research Ethics Committee.

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* 1. Are you interested in participating in a 12 month weight loss study with a qualified Dietitian at The University of South Australia in Adelaide?

The weight loss study will investigate a diet method called intermittent energy restriction, commonly known as the “5:2 diet” on weight loss and blood sugar levels over 12 months.
Volunteers will be asked to follow a set diet plan (either the 5:2 diet or a conventional daily diet) and will have regular contact with a qualified dietitian throughout the 12 month study who will provide you with information and support. Participants who complete the 12 month trial will receive a $50 honorarium.

To be eligible to participate you need to meet the following criteria:
 - Have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (pregnancy-induced diabetes) in a pregnancy at any time.
 - Do not have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.
 - Overweight or obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25kg/m2 or higher (we can help you work this out if you're not sure).
 - Able to come in to the University of South Australia Sansom Institute Clinical Trials Facility on Frome Road in Adelaide for seven appointments with the Dietitian over the 12 month study.
 - Aged 18 years or older.

You will not be eligible to participate in this weight loss study if you:
 - Have had surgery for weight loss in the past (e.g. lap-band or gastric bypass).
  -  Have a serious illness e.g. cancer being actively treated, liver or kidney disease.
- Have been following the 5:2 diet in the last 3 months.
- Are pregnant or less than 12 weeks post-partum.
- Are currently involved in any other ongoing dietary study.

Breastfeeding Mothers
If you are breastfeeding you may still be able to participate in the trial. You will be given a modified version of the diet , requiring extra calories to cover the energy and nutrition your baby takes from your breastmilk. The study Dietitian will contact you to discuss this and work out your individual nutritional requirements.

Participation is voluntary. If you would like more information please contact Ph: 8302 1365 or Email: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au. The projects have been approved by The University’s Human Research Ethics Committee.

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