Institutions involved

St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Investigators involved

David Jenkins, Cyril Kendall, Robert Josse, Lawrence Leiter, Thomas Wolever, John Sievenpiper, Alan Moody

Funding source

Canadian Institute of Health Research

Inclusion criteria

Healthy individuals with type 2 diabetes

Brief abstract of project and relevance

Healthy individuals with type 2 diabetes will receive intensive counseling on food selection to improve glucose control using either high cereal fiber dietary or low glycemic index strategies.  Treatments will last 3 years with bloods taken for HbA1c, glucose and blood lipids and arterial damage assessed by carotid ultrasound (CUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  If the study shows a benefit for either or both diets, then use of high fiber and/or low glycemic index foods in the diet may provide another potential way to improve glucose control and cholesterol levels and reduce arterial damage in type 2 diabetics.

Rationale for posting

for recruitment

Ethical approval

St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 

Project start date

May 2010 

Project end date

May 2014

Contact information

For further information or to join the study, call 416-867-7474

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