diabetes research participant request Kings College Hospital

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ENGAGE

Help with hypos?

A study needs participants to help researchers

understand how low blood sugars affect our sleep,

moods and our work. Can you take part to help

improve knowledge?

A

research project

called Hypo-METRICS

(Hypoglycaemia:

MEasurement,

ThResholds and ImpaCtS) has

been set up to better understand

how hypoglycaemia affects people

living with insulin-treated diabetes.

The research team is looking for

participants to take part in the

project who have either Type 1

diabetes or Type 2 diabetes and who

use insulin at least once a day.

The study will involve answering

a short series of questions related to

how hypoglycaemia may affect you

via your smartphone several times a

day for 10 weeks. At the same time,

the researchers will use a continuous

glucose monitor (CGM) and a Fitbit

activity monitor that will collect

information about your sleep, your

activity and your glucose levels for

those 10 weeks. Notes: these devices

will be supplied to participants;

you do not need to have used them

before, you only need to have

diabetes managed by insulin therapy.;

the CGM data will be 'blinded', which

means you do not see the data, only

the research team.

The results of this study will be

used to determine the impact of

hypos have on people with diabetes,

on their quality of life as well as and

the health-economic consequences

of hypoglycaemia. At the end of the

studies' 10-weeks, there will be one

more part to undertake a year on

from that point.

The Chief Investigator is Prof.

Pratik Choudhary, while one

of the researchers, Dr Patrick

Divilly, explains: "The broad aim

of this research is to examine how

hypoglycaemia can affect different

aspects of life, including sleep, mood

and work. Over the last few years,

there has been increased use of

continuous glucose monitors, or

CGMs in both real life, clinical and

research use - so by people with

diabetes, their HCPs and medical

researchers. These devices allow us

to measure glucose all the time, and

so we can collect information on how

low glucose levels have gone down

to, and for how long."

This is an observational study

(there will be no changes to your

diabetes treatment) and you should

not expect any direct medical benefit

from taking part in this study.

Says Divilly, "By using CGM

devices we have found that glucose

levels can be low without the person

being aware, but we don't know if

these undetected low glucose levels

have an impact on their health or

daily life. Through this study we

want to understand how we should

define hypoglycaemia using CGM.

We will look at how long glucose

needs to be below a certain level

before people are likely to recognise

it and intervene to treat it. We will

also work out how periods of low

glucose affect people's sleep, mood,

and work, and whether being able

to recognise their hypos makes any

difference to this."

On the level

It is known that different people can

pick up symptoms of hypoglycaemia

at different glucose levels, and

sometimes even the same person

can experience symptoms of

hypoglycaemia at different levels. By

studying a large number of people

over 10 weeks, the study aims to

be able to define CGM-detected

We are

particularly

interested in

those with

Type 2 diabetes

using insulin.

- Dr Patrick Divilly

(pictured)

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