Fibre Study

About the Research

Participants with gastroparesis will undergo a trial of low viscosity soluble fibre diet. They will ingest one of the test fibres along with a sugar drink. We will periodically monitor blood glucose, gastric transit, and gastroparesis symptoms over 3 hours. The results of this study will provide scientific evidence to improve the dietary management of gastroparesis. Participants can access their own results at the completion of their study in the form of a report.

Eligibility Criteria

Ages: Must be 18 years old or over

Diagnosis: Gastroparesis

Attendance: 4 sessions about 3 hours each


Macarthur Clinical School, Western Sydney University

Parkside Cres, Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

Adjacent to Campbelltown Public Hospital

You can download and present a Clinical Participant Parking-pass to get free parking at the Macarthur Clinical School designated parking spaces. Campbelltown Hospital and road-side parking is free.

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24 hours before each session -  Avoid high fibre foods (e.g. vegetable, fruits, nuts, wheat), dairy products, and red meats (beef and lamb).

12 hours before each session - Fasting, only plain water should be consumed.

Before we start - Baseline readings are taken blood glucose (via glucose meter), gastric transit (via breath test), and symptoms (via a survey).

Starting the study - A fibre drink is ingested followed by a sugar drink. At 30 minute intervals data is collected and compared with baseline.

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact Harsha


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