Participate in a clinical study

Treatment of hypoglycemia and type 1 diabetes

The IRCM Clinic is seeking patients with type 1 diabetes to participate in a research project on the treatment of mild to moderate hypoglycemia in adults with type 1 diabetes. 

Participants in the research project will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge that will enable them to improve their treatment. Financial compensation will be given for each intervention completed. The project is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret and Dr. Sylvie Ott-Braschi.

Inclusion criteria

  • Have had type 1 diabetes for more than one year
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Use insulin pump or multiple insulin injections

This study involves five visits that can extend over six months. A first visit is made to the research centre to determine your eligibility. This visit lasts about 3 hours. Subsequently, four visits to test two treatments to correct hypoglycemia induced at two different blood sugar levels:

  • 16 g carbohydrate treatment when blood glucose is less than 3.0 mmol/L
  • 32 g carbohydrate treatment when blood glucose is less than 3.0 mmol/L
  • 16 g carbohydrate treatment when blood glucose is between 3.0 and 3.5 mmol/L
  • 32 g carbohydrate treatment when blood glucose is between 3.0 and 3.5 mmol/L

Informations

Virginie Messier, Project Coordinator
514 987-5500, ext. 3227
virginie.messier@ircm.qc.ca