Published on 1 May 2024

Are you living with type 1 diabetes, aged 18 and over and using an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor, or both?

Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University are looking for adults (aged 18 and over) living with type 1 diabetes to provide their views on using devices in the self-management of the condition.

Researchers would like to hear from people using either an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring device, or both.

The study is part of a MSc health psychology research project aiming to explore the lived experience of adults living with type 1 diabetes using wearable technology to manage blood glucose levels.

Volunteers are invited to be interviewed for 60-90 minutes via Microsoft Teams.

Lewis Hepburn, a postgraduate student at Manchester Metropolitan University studying health psychology, leading the study, said: “There is evidence now suggesting that the experience of using these technologies is extremely varied, with some positive experiences and some negative. Further, very few studies have examined this experience in adults specifically. The potential benefits of diabetic self-management technologies are dependent on their uptake. Enhancing our understanding of this will enable us to eliminate the potential barriers that type 1 diabetics currently face when using wearable technology.”

I you are interested to participate or have any additional questions email Lewis Hepburn here

NOTE: DRWF will from time-to-time advise readers of ‘calls to participate’ in diabetes and related health research studies. It should not necessarily be considered that the charity is in any way connected to the study or the group issuing the call for participants. If we are involved in any way, we will make this known. We will only share external calls where we have confirmed that the study holds ethics committee approval, and the study is specific to diabetes and related health. Taking part in a medical research study is a big step and further helpful information can be found via the National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Trials Guide.


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