Leeds-based volunteers needed

Researchers at Leeds Beckett University are seeking volunteers with Type 1 diabetes to take part in a new study looking to determine whether omega-3 supplements can improve the day-to-day management of Type 1 diabetes. The study is led by Dr Matthew Campbell, and conducted by Lauren O’Mahoney, who both are researchers in the Diabetes Research Team in the Institute of Sport, Physical Activity, and Leisure at Leeds Beckett. The researchers are looking to recruit male and female volunteers, who are living with Type 1 diabetes, treated using insulin injections or an insulin pump, and aged between 18 and 65 years.

O’Mahoney explains, “Research that we have conducted has revealed that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in the diet, can reduce cardiovascular disease risk in people living with Type 2 diabetes. However, there is simply not enough evidence to say with confidence whether these positive effects are transferable to people with Type 1 diabetes; this is what our study seeks to discover. We hope that the findings of the study will benefit people with Type 1 diabetes by providing new strategies to improve day-to-day and long-diabetes management.”

For more information about taking part in the study contact O’Mahoney on L.Omahoney@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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