Prediabetes - Probiotic Study

We are investigating if a probiotic can help control blood sugar levels in those with higher than normal blood sugars (Pre-Diabetes)

Prediabetes-Insulin Resistance Study

Eligibility Criteria

  • Male aged 21-69 
  • Female aged 45-69 & post menopausal or peri-menopausal
  • Must have a BMI of between 18.5-43.0
  • Have either:
    • High blood sugar levels
    • Type II Diabetes that has been unmedicated for over 3 months

If you are unsure of your current blood sugar levels, we can perform a free blood test in our clinic

Please complete the Pre-Screening Questionnaire to help us determine your eligibility for the trial.

BMI Check

If you are unsure of your BMI, please check it using the below link. It must be between 18.5-39.9 for you to be eligible for the study.

BMI Calculator
Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a method used to track glucose levels throughout the day and night. The continuous glucose monitor used in this study is the FreeStyle Libre. The small, circular device has a sensor wire that gets placed under the skin. The device stores glucose readings that can be transferred to mobile phones.

You will wear sensors on 2 occasions over the course of the study. Each sensor lasts for 14 days.

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
  • This is a standard test in the diagnosis and management of Type 2 diabetes.
  • The OGTT involves placing an IV. This process involves inserting a thin tube, called a cannula, into a vein. This allows for multiple blood draws without the need for multiple needles.
  • There will be 7 blood draws over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • The blood draws take place before consuming a sugary drink and after. This is to get a baseline and then to measure the changes, if any, that occur.
  • There will be an OGTT at visits 3 & 6

All participants will receive reimbursement of €500 upon completion of the study.

Study visits take place in Atlantia Food Trials HQ in Heron House Offices, 1st Floor, Blackpool Retail Park, Cork.

For further information:
+353 (0)21 430 7442