Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

100 volunteers needed for Dundee diabetes research

24.05.2006


Researchers at the University of Dundee are calling for 100 new volunteers to help them with ground breaking research into improving current health care services for people with Type 2 diabetes.



Diabetes is fast becoming an epidemic and experts are predicting the problem will continue to get worse as people limit the level of physical activity they do. Since 1999, the number of people with diabetes in Tayside has increased from 9005 to 14,632.

Although regular physical activity is an important component of managing diabetes, health professionals can be unsure of how best to encourage people with the condition to increase their activity levels.


However, a new research study carried out by Dr Alison Kirk, Jodi Barnett and Victoria King, is aiming to change that.

"This Time 2 Act project is one of the first research projects in the UK to investigate the best way to encourage more activity," said Dr Kirk, a lecturer in sports biomedicine at the university’s Institute of Sport and Exercise.

"We know from previous research that if a person with Type 2 diabetes increases the amount of physical activity they do this can have a substantial benefit to their diabetes and general health."

"Unfortunately at the moment patients receive limited guidance on how to get and stay more active. We want to find out the best way to promote physical activity for both the patient and the NHS."

Dr Kirk added that she and her colleagues are looking for 100 people with Type 2 diabetes to volunteer to take part in the project.

"We have no age limit for participation and would like people of all abilities to get involved," she said. "Participation will involve making a total of six visits to the university over a year, expenses will be paid and all participants receive a free pedometer."

"Taking part will give participants extra support and guidance and the chance to have their health closely monitored over the study period."

The research team will be in Dundee’s Overgate Shopping Centre all day on Saturday (May 27) to recruit volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer or find out more about the project can speak to the team on Saturday or contact Jodi Barnett on 01382 386859 or j.barnett@dundee.ac.uk

The research is being funded by the charity Diabetes UK.

Hilary McNally | alfa
Further information:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk

More articles from Health and Medicine:

nachricht Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart's biomechanical properties
23.02.2017 | Vanderbilt University

nachricht Researchers identify cause of hereditary skeletal muscle disorder
22.02.2017 | Klinikum der Universität München

All articles from Health and Medicine >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

Im Focus: Three Magnetic States for Each Hole

Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports".

Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientists from Singapore and Australia, designed a special grid structure in a thin layer of cobalt in...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

NASA eyes Pineapple Express soaking California

24.02.2017 | Earth Sciences

New gene for atrazine resistance identified in waterhemp

24.02.2017 | Agricultural and Forestry Science

New Mechanisms of Gene Inactivation may prevent Aging and Cancer

24.02.2017 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>