One of the major arguments made by conventional health experts regarding the use of low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets for people with Type 2 diabetes is the lack of scientific evidence supporting this nutritional therapy. And the controversy about which diet is best for people with Type 2 diabetes isn’t going away anytime soon until more data is collected, analyzed and published in prestigious medical journals comparing a ketogenic diet to the diabetic diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). This is something researchers at the University of California–San Francisco (UCSF) Osher Center for Integrative Medicine are trying to do–and they need study participants to participate in their new randomized trial!
It’s called the SUCCEED Study and they are looking at further understanding the ideal diet and lifestyle recommendations for people with diabetes and whether it is possible to teach this information successfully to people online. With funding from a grant provided by The Mt. Zion Health Fund, researchers Dr. Laura Saslow, Dr. Rick Hecht,
and their fellow colleagues at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine want to know how different diets work to control diabetes. They’ll track blood sugar levels, cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and waist circumference at local labs in each of the 150 study participants over a period of eight months. The study participants in this paid research project will be randomly assigned to one of two diets–keto (a low-carbohydrate, high-fat, ketogenic diet) or the ADA’s “Create Your Plate” program.
Here are the eligibility requirements to participate in this new study:
The researchers are seeking study participants from these areas:
Alaska: Anchorage, Fairbanks
Arizona: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson
California: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, Van Nuys, Torrance, Santa Ana, San Leandro, San Bernadino, Rocklin, Pomona, Oxnard, Orange, Oceanside, Oakland, Murrieta, National City, Modesto, Milpitas, Long Beach, Gilroy, Escondido, Bakersfield, Berkeley
Florida: Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Ocala, Leesburg, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton
Kansas: Kansas City
Missouri: Kansas City, Independence
Georgia: Roswell (Atlanta area)
New Jersey: Bridgewater, Edison, Mount Laurel, Somerset
North Carolina: Fayetteville, Greensboro
Ohio: Columbus, Dayton, Canton
Texas: Dallas, Houston, Tyler
Washington: Tacoma, Seattle
If you want to determine if you are eligible to participate, CLICK HERE to take a short survey. Still got questions? Contact the co-principal investigators in the SUCCEED Study named Dr. Laura Saslow, PhD by calling her directly at (415) 514-8476 or e-mailing SaslowL@ocim.ucsf.edu.