More than 34 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes affects young and old alike and changes their day-to-day life. To better understand this disease, the Jaeb Center for Health Research has launched a study to see how blood sugar changes during exercise in people with type 1 diabetes.
Due to COVID-19 many people at risk, especially people with diabetes, are taking precautionary measures by staying at home. This study is a four-week-at-home trial to collect data. There will be virtual video visits and exercise videos that are available online. Participants will wear a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor and a wrist-worn activity tracker. They will use a study app to track their food and exercise. Participants are encouraged to be active for at least 2.5 hours each week during the study.
Did you know blood sugar response to exercise can make diabetes management more challenging?
The way people manage their diabetes varies greatly. Understanding how individuals with type 1 diabetes respond to different types of exercise could help to improve care. The goal is to provide insightful data for both the participant and researchers.
If you are interested in this study and staying active at the start of the new year, then check out the below criteria to see if you qualify or sign up here!
- Have had type 1 diabetes for at least two years
- Are 18-70 years old
- Living in the U.S. during study
- Regularly using or willing to use a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor
- Use an Android or iOS smartphone
- Have access to a computer with internet
- Participants may need to obtain medical clearance for exercise from a licensed health care professional
- Additional eligibility requirements are included in the consent form