Helping young people with Type-1 Diabetes to manage their days in the easiest and healthiest way possible is the goal of a new research study involving McMaster Children's Hospital.
It is one of five Canadian sites where children and teenagers will be using an insulin pump, in combination with a sensor to measure glucose levels.
Principal investigator Dr. Margaret Lawson says a major goal is determining how kids can get the full benefits of the technology.
Continuous glucose monitoring devices provide a real-time snapshot of the glucose levels of a person with diabetes, but adults have traditionally used them more consistently, leading to better results.
On a daily basis, approximately 250 kids within the McMaster Children's Hospital catchment area use insulin pump therapy to manage diabetes.