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Blood Sugars Study


The Human Nutrition Unit at the University of Auckland is inviting

overweight men and women [aged 40-60 years]

to take part in a study investigating effect of prolonged fasting on blood sugar level


Who can take part?

You can take part if you are aged between 40-60 years of age, overweight, and have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (controlled through diet alone or with Metformin only)


What is the aim of the study?

The aim of this study is to determine whether prolonged fasting (skipping breakfast) has an effect on your blood sugar levels.

What & where is the Human Nutrition Unit?

The Human Nutrition Unit (HNU) is a purpose designed research clinic located in the central suburb of Mt Eden, approx 3km from the CBD, with free parking available.


What does the study involve?

You will be required to come to the HNU clinic for approx. 14 hours twice within a 6 day period. You will be provided with all your meals during your clinic visit, and also on the day following each visit (5-6 meals total).


Both studies involve regular collection of small blood samples (i.e. every 30 min after each meal).






If you are interested in participating in this study, or to find out more, please contact Audrey Tay at the Human Nutrition Unit on:

 (09) 6301162 or email: