This site became the new on June 19th. Learn more.
Show more Menu IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu IMPORTANT: Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more... Menu
Give us feedback

The Alberta Diet: Effectiveness Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Alberta Identifier:
First received: June 19, 2012
Last updated: December 9, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
The study hypothesis is that individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D), who adhere to the PANDA intervention, will have improved compliance with the nutritional therapy recommendations of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Specific objectives of this proposal: The objectives of the investigators PANDA (Physical Activity and Nutrition for Diabetes in Alberta) are to (a) to devise and evaluate the efficacy of a multi-level, practical, nutrition intervention program that promotes the individual factors required for effective self-management practices AND that explicitly incorporate strategies to improve food availability, accessibility and acceptability and (b) to use these interventions as a means to examine the relationships between food availability, accessibility, acceptability, adherence to Nutrition Therapy Guidelines, and metabolic indicators of diabetes control in people with type 2 diabetes.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Behavioral: PANDA intervention Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Alberta Diet: a Proposal for Its Implementation

Further study details as provided by University of Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Total Energy Intake [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Measured using repeated 24 hour dietary recalls (pre and post-intervention)

  • Change in Macronutrient Intake [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Measured using repeated 24 hour dietary recalls (pre and post-intervention)

  • Change in Nutrient Intake [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Measured using repeated 24 hour dietary recalls (pre and post-intervention)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Hemoglobin A1c [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    a surrogate of blood glucose control

  • Program Retention [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    attendance at meetings

  • Change in Body Mass Index [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Actual weight and height used to calculate BMI pre- and post-intervention

  • Body Composition [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    body fat and fat-free mass

  • Change in Blood Biomarkers [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    blood lipids: triglyceride, total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol

  • Change in Perceived Dietary Adherence Questionnaire Score [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Questionnaire assessing self-reported adherence to 9 criteria, whose individual scores (range 0-7) are summed to get the total score. Maximum total score is 63. Minimum total score is 0. A higher score means higher dietary adherence.

  • Food Acceptability [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    questionnaire based on items related to personal and cultural acceptability of the recommended diet

  • Food Accessibility [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    questionnaire of items related to financial and physical accessibility of foods in the diet recommended for diabetes

  • Food Availability [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    questionnaire of items related to the availability in local stores of the food items recommended in the diet for diabetes.

  • Change in Waist Circumference [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Measured using repeated 24 hour dietary recalls (pre and post-intervention

Enrollment: 73
Study Start Date: October 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PANDA intervention
12 week nutritional intervention, including 6 classroom/community sessions, plus two sample collection visits.
Behavioral: PANDA intervention
Participants will follow a menu plan and receive training in how to manage their diet in type 2 diabetes, following the recommendations of the Canadian Diabetes Association, 2008


Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetes, and speak/write English.
  • Have attended a diabetes education session delivered by their healthcare provider.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with type 1 diabetes, and those who are unable to speak English.
  • People with end-stage renal disease or gastrointestinal diseases that require specialized diets will also be excluded.
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01625507

Canada, Alberta
Alberta Diabetes Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2R3
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alberta
Principal Investigator: Catherine B Chan, PhD University of Alberta
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Alberta Identifier: NCT01625507     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RES0013109
Study First Received: June 19, 2012
Results First Received: November 18, 2014
Last Updated: December 9, 2016 processed this record on June 23, 2017