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Working memory in Type 2 Diabetes

Does Neurocognitive training have the potential to improve dietary care in Type 2 Diabetes?


This study aims to investigate whether working memory brain training can will help people with diabetes to better resist temptation, and to control their eating habits.

What does it involve?

 The study involves an 8-week web-based working memory training programme which can be completed at home. It consists of 25 sessions that are completed over an 8-week period. The training aims to improve simple memory tasks e.g. by showing a sequence of numbers one at a time and then asking you to recall this sequence backwards.

In addition you will be required to attend the R&D Department at Moorgreen Hospital on 3 occasions for assessment. These sessions will last approximately 2.5 hours. At these sessions you will be asked to complete a set of short questionnaires, as well as a series of memory and attention tasks similar to those which will be performed at home. We will also require blood samples from you at these sessions.

You will receive £10 to cover travel expenses for each of the 3 assessment sessions.

Inclusion Criteria
  • Diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes for at least 2 years
  • Patients with poor diabetes control
  • BMI ≥ 25
  • Self-reported difficulty following a healthy diet
  • Aged 18 - 70 years old

To refer potential participants or to request further information, please contact the research team: 


Phone: 023 8047 5258

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