Evaluation of the efficacy of the artificial pancreas
The IRCM clinic is seeking volunteers to participate in the research project evaluating the efficacy of the external artificial pancreas in preventing hypoglycemia and maximizing time of glucose levels spent in target range in adults with type 1 diabetes.
Clinical diagnosis of type 1 diabetes for at least 1 year
Be over 18 years of age
Has been on insulin pump therapy for at least three months
This study involves at least two clinic visits lasting two to four hours. A first visit of about four hours takes place at the research centre to determine the eligibility of the participant. Thereafter, at least one additional visit will take place to explain how to use the artificial pancreas.
One admission visit
A 12-day period with the artificial pancreas and a CGM (continuous glucose monitor).
A 12-day period with the users' current pump and CGM.
Three or four telephone calls during the 12-day periods and staff available on-call for 24-hour.
The admission visit involves a three- to four-hour period to ensure that participants are well trained on the artificial pancreas system.