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 three hours. A first visit of about three hours takes place at the research centre to determine the eligibility of the participant. Thereafter, two to three additional visits will take place to explain how to use the artificial pancreas and to test 1 hour of exercise with the artificial pancreas.
One admission visit
Two 3-week periods with the artificial pancreas and a CGM (continuous glucose monitor).
Two 1 hour exercise interventions on a stationary bike at the research centre with the artificial pancreas.
Four telephone calls during the 3-week periods and staff available on-call for 24-hours.
The admission visit involves a three- to four-hour period to ensure that participants are well trained on the artificial pancreas system.