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Alpana Shukla Part 5, Moving Food Order Research Forward

In part 5, the conclusion of this Exclusive Interview, Alpana Shukla talks with Diabetes in Control Medical Editor Joy Pape about the future of food order research research and plans for the next study.

Alpana Shukla, MD, MRCP (UK) is Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.


Transcript of this video segment:

Pape: So, how do you plan to take this research forward?

Shukla: So, I’m very happy to say that we have actually received funding to actually carry our research forward. And as a team, we have been thinking that we’ve done these three experiments in the acute setting, but the real test is to assess whether people can actually do this in the real world. And if they do this is it going to make a difference to their overall glycemic control. And so, we’re actually in the process of starting our first study, prospective study, and this one is going to be in patients who have gestational diabetes. A group where we feel is a good group to assess adherence because we think that they are likely to comply with the recommendations, any recommendations, that’s going to improve fetal outcome. And so, we’re about to enroll our first patient next week.

Pape: Exciting.

Shukla: Yes, it’s very exciting. And the second study that we are going to start possibly in the next two months is looking at the Food Order intervention in patients with obesity and prediabetes because I think that is actually a group in which this could prove to be what we hope a diabetes prevention tool.

Pape: Yes. Yes, we are both really excited to look at that. You talked about your study and it was published. It will make that available. It was published where and when?

Shukla: So, the very first study was published in Diabetes Care, then the second study was published in BMJ Open. And then the third, the Ghrelin sub-study, was published in Diabetes Care last year.

Pape: So, I have a question for you for all that you and what you’ve learned. So, you have a saying and what is that? If you were to give someone some advice, some simple advice to use in life, what would that be?

Shukla: “Eat bread last,” that is my mandatory slide and I — that we have in our office and we show this to all our patients.

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