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Title: Dietary advice for people with diabetes : The role of carbohydrate in dietary treatment and an assessment of video education
Author: Dyson, Pamela Ann
Awarding Body: Oxford Brookes University
Current Institution: Oxford Brookes University
Date of Award: 2010
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This thesis investigated novel approaches to the delivery of lifestyle education for people with diabetes. The principles of dietary advice for diabetes recommend a high carbohydrate intake, yet carbohydrate foods raise blood glucose levels significantly. Study 1 was designed as a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a low carbohydrate (LC) and low fat (LF) diet on glycaemic control and body weight in 26 subjects. Weight loss was greater in the LC group (-6.9kg v -2.1kg, p=0.003). Glycaemic control improved in both groups with a reduction in Alc in both LC and LF groups (-0.3% v -0.2%, p=0.582). There were no significant changes in cardiovascular risk assessed by lipid levels and blood pressure. Study 2 was designed as a randomised controlled trial to assess a novel education programme delivered by video for 42 people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. At six months follow-up, there was a significant increase in knowledge in the video intervention group (p=
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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