Research Study at the University of Portsmouth
Spent a good part of today taking part in a research study to see the effects of heating the body on blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This took place at the University of Portsmouth’s Department of Sport & Exercise Science in their Extreme Environments Lab.
Previous trials with non-diabetics has revealed that this can reduce blood sugar levels in a similar way to exercise and this trial is to see if this is the same in those with type 2 diabetes. If proven, then further trials will be carried out to see how this can be applied practically to help type 2 diabetics achieve better control of their blood sugar levels and therefore lead healthier lives.
This is my first of three visits where I have had base line measurements taken. The next two involve sitting in a hot tub for an hour each time to heat the body up. On each occasion I will be having multiple readings taken from a variety of sources including a thermometer which doesn’t go in my mouth!!!
All of this kind of research needs funding and that’s where the likes of Diabetes UK come in. Thanks to all the money generously donated by people through events and projects such as mine, this work can be continued to help find ways to combat diabetes.
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The University of Portsmouth are still recruiting volunteers to take part in this trial so if you are a type 2 diabetic or know someone who is and would like to take part then please contact Tom James at firstname.lastname@example.org