Evening Pistachio Consumption for Type 2 Diabetes

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Type 2 Diabetes+1 More ConditionsPistachio - Drug
30 - 65
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial will study the effects of eating pistachios at night on blood sugar levels, long-term blood sugar control, and heart disease risk factors. It will also look at how pistachios affect gut health.

Eligible Conditions
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3
Phase 2

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 22 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 weeks

12 weeks
Augmentation Index (%)
Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity
Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (m/s)
Central systolic and diastolic blood pressure
Central systolic and diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)
Change in the composition of the gut microbiome
Diet quality: Healthy Eating Index 2015
Fasting plasma glucose concentration
HDL cholesterol concentration
LDL cholesterol concentration
LDL cholesterol concentration (mg/dL)
Peripheral systolic and diastolic blood pressure
Peripheral systolic and diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)
Serum insulin concentration
Serum insulin concentration (mIU/L)
Total cholesterol concentration
Triglyceride concentration
body weight
body weight (lbs)
waist circumference
Waist Circumference

Trial Safety

Phase-Based Safety

2 of 3
This is further along than 68% of similar trials

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Evening Pistachio Consumption
1 of 2
Usual care
1 of 2

Active Control

59 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Evening Pistachio Consumption · No Placebo Group · Phase 2

Evening Pistachio Consumption
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Pistachio · Intervention Types: Drug
Usual care
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Usual care · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

Penn State UniversityLead Sponsor
333 Previous Clinical Trials
121,172 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 30 - 65 · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Frequently Asked Questions

May minors participate in this exploration?

"As per the regulations of this medical trial, only patients between 30 and 65 years old are eligible to join." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Am I eligible for participation in this clinical trial?

"To join this clinical trial, participants must possess type 2 diabetes mellitus and be between 30 to 65 years old. This medical study is hoping to recruit a total of 59 individuals." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is consuming Evening Pistachio products safe for those under medical care?

"The safety of evening pistachio consumption has been rated as a 2, since there is pre-existing data demonstrating its security yet no studies conducted to explore the efficacy." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many individuals are being admitted to this clinical experiment?

"Affirmative. The details available on clinicaltrials.gov show that this research project is actively searching for participants, with the initial post date being September 9th 2019 and the most recent update occurring April 19th 2022. In total, 59 people need to be enlisted from a single medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are there still opportunities for participants to join this clinical experiment?

"According to clinicaltrials.gov, this medical study is actively seeking participants; the initial listing was on September 9th 2019 and it was most recently updated on April 19th 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.