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Testing State of the Art Remote Glucose Monitoring at Diabetes Camp
Trial ID: NCT01680653
The incidence of low blood sugar and hypoglycemic seizures at diabetes camp has been reduced thanks to overnight blood glucose level testing. The timing of the overnight blood test is often arbitrary and it is unclear when the highest frequency of nocturnal hypoglycemic events at camp are occurring. It is also unclear what the most appropriate treatment for nocturnal hypoglycemia is: simple carbohydrates, or mini-glucagon. In this study, we will use Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) that will send subject data securely to a remote computer located in the medical cottage at camp throughout the night. Study staff will monitor the computer and will intervene on low blood sugar as it occurs in real time. On half of the nights, campers will receive mini-glucagon for low blood sugar, and on the rest, they will receive standard carbohydrate treatment.
Pilot Study in Testing State of the Art Remote Glucose Monitoring at Diabetes Camp
- Clinical diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and using daily insulin therapy for at least one
- Age 7-21 years
- Attendee of Camp De Los Ninos or Conrad Chinnock
- Come to camp with a consent already signed after having talked to study staff about
the study, or at the onset of the camp meet with study staff and sign the consent
before the first night at camp.
- Using multiple daily insulin injections (Lantus) or on an insulin pump (any brand)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Medications such as current use of oral steroids or other medications, which in the
judgment of the investigator would be a contraindication to participation in the
- History of adhesive allergies which would interfere with sensor wear.
device: Remote monitoring
dietary supplement: Carbohydrates
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