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New Type 2 Diabetes Keto vs. ADA Diet Comparison Study Seeking Participants

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:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be overweight (BMI of 25 and above)
  • You must have Type 2 diabetes (your HbA1c is >6.5%)
  • You are not taking insulin or any diabetes drugs (except Metformin)
  • **Read more about the details of this study by reading the CONSENT FORM**

    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
    Illinois: Chicago
    Indiana: Indianapolis
    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
    Pennsylvania: Erie
    Tennessee: Nashville
    Texas: Dallas, Houston, Tyler
    Washington: Tacoma, Seattle
    Wisconsin: Milwaukee

    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.

    • Howard Lee Harkness

      I’m not eligible. Even though I’m overweight and over 18, my HbA1c is 5.2 and my fasting glucose is in the 70’s, due to the fact that I discovered low-carb in 1999. Even if I were eligible, there is no way I would want to take a chance on being “randomly assigned” to eating ADA-approved crap.

      • LLVLCBlog

        I hear ya buddy.

    • paulc

      will they abandon this trial early when it becomes blatantly obvious that those following the ADA program are not in control of their sugars and are suffering damage from their diet?

    • Melody Upham

      Dr. Bernstein (“Diabetes Solution”) has been around for 40 years and has plenty of evidence that low carb works where the ADA doesn’t. I went from BG’s over 300 and taking massive doses of both long and fast acting insulins to off all meds and BG’s under 100 within 2.5 months. Six months after doing Bernstein’s plan, my A1c was 4.9 (down from 13!). So why do they need yet another study?

      • LLVLCBlog

        Great points Melody. As awesome as Dr. Bernstein’s work is, unfortunately it’s not a study. This is a scientific research project seeking to provide data comparing these competing modalities.