This announcement by Carb DM--Seize Diabetes just came across the Diabetes Hands Foundation desk, and I'm excited to share it! Here's the scoop:
The study is called Reduction of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia: Outpatient Closed Loop Study, directed by Bruce Buckingham, MD.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate an overnight system that will turn off the insulin pump automatically if the system predicts that a low blood sugar is likely.
The study system includes a combination continuous glucose monitor (CGM)/ insulin pump made by Medtronic MiniMed and a regular laptop computer that runs a computer program that predicts low blood sugar. It works by (1) measuring the glucose levels under the skin with a continuous glucose monitor, (2) using a computer program on a laptop to predict what will happen to the glucose level over the next 35-55 minutes, and (3) turning off the insulin pump when the computer program predicts that low blood sugar will occur. We have tested this system overnight in the hospital.
Click here to read more about this study, including participant inclusion criteria and how to get involved.