• Associate Professor Ben Wheeler (PI)
• Dr Sara Boucher
• Andrew Gray
• Dr Martin de Bock
• Associate Professor Esko Wiltshire
• Associate Professor Barbara Galland
• Dr Paul Tomlinson
• Jenny Rayns
• Dr Karen Mackenzie
Randomised controlled trial of a novel glucose monitoring system among adolescents
This study is a randomised controlled trial of novel flash continuous glucose monitors (FreeStyle Libre) in a teenage population. The main objective is to determine whether adding this novel technology to usual care in adolescents (aged 13-20 years) with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes may lead to:
• improved glycaemic control;
• increased glucose monitoring behaviour; and/or
• improved quality of life in patients.
If the above improvements are found, this study will be the first step towards integrating flash continuous glucose monitors into regular diabetes care for adolescents. Ultimately this may reduce daily diabetes management burden and improve short-term and long-term health outcomes in this high risk group.
Find out more
- New glucose monitoring technology under spotlight in world-first study, Otago Bulletin Board, Wednesday 11 April, 2018, University of Otago website.
- Managing diabetes in a "Flash": Exploring a novel glucose monitoring system among adolescents with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes, Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Otago website.