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Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Weight loss and type 2 diabetes study 2009
Scientific title
A 12 month parallel study comparing generic weight loss advice versus meal replacement on weight loss in overweight people with type 2 diabetes
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Obesity and diabetes 237037 0
Condition category
Condition code
Diet and Nutrition 237361 237361 0 0

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Overweight subjects with type 2 diabetes will be randomized to either a generic weight loss advice group or they will be randomized to a meal replacement group.The weight loss advice group will be attending a group information session at the start of the study. That group will be asked to follow that advice for 12 months.The meal replacement group will consume 2 meal replacements/day until a weight loss of 10% is achieved and will then switch to one meal replacement/day, for a total trial duration of 12 months.The product will be manufactured by Probiotec..
Intervention code [1] 236765 0
Comparator / control treatment
Overweight subjects with type 2 diabetes will be given an information book on diet and lifestyle and asked to follow dietary advice provided within this book for the duration of the study which is 12 months. No professional advice will be provided other than one hours introductory group session at the start of the study.
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 238167 0
The primary outcomes are weight, body composition (fat distribution) measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c).
Timepoint [1] 238167 0
Baseline at 3 months and at 12 months
Secondary outcome [1] 242449 0
Clinically monitor fasting lipids and glucose, by blood analysis and blood pressure measurements.
Timepoint [1] 242449 0
Baseline at 3 months and at 12 months

Key inclusion criteria
Body Mass Index greater than27.
Weight limit of 130kg.
Type 2 diabetes diet controlled, on oral hypoglycaemic medication or on insulin.
HbA1c less than 9%
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
75 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Known lactose intolerance or dairy allergy .
Participation in a study within 30 days of commencement of the study.
Weight changes of more than 3kg over last 3 months.
Taking any medications which may interfere with study parameters.
Untreated hypertension
Systolic Blood Pressure more than 150 mmHg.
Person considered by the investigator to be unwilling, unlikely or unable to comprehend or comply with the study protocol and restrictions.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 237161 0
Commercial sector/Industry
Name [1] 237161 0
Probiotec Limited
Address [1] 237161 0
83 Cherry Lane
Laverton North
Country [1] 237161 0
Primary sponsor type
Commercial sector/Industry
Probiotec Limited
83 Cherry Lane
Laverton North
Secondary sponsor category [1] 4650 0
Name [1] 4650 0
Address [1] 4650 0
Country [1] 4650 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 29749 0
Address 29749 0
Country 29749 0
Phone 29749 0
Fax 29749 0
Email 29749 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 12996 0
Julia Weaver
Address 12996 0
CSIRO Human Nutrition
Gate 13
Kintore Ave
Adelaide SA 5000
Country 12996 0
Phone 12996 0
+61 83038876
Fax 12996 0
+61 83038899
Email 12996 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 3924 0
Dr Peter Clifton
Address 3924 0
CSIRO Human Nutrition
Gate 13
Kintore Ave
Adelaide SA 5000
Country 3924 0
Phone 3924 0
+61 83038826
Fax 3924 0
+61 83038899
Email 3924 0

No information has been provided regarding IPD availability
Summary results
No Results