Are you interested in being a trial participant?
Thank you for your interest in being involved in trials to develop the closed loop algorithm. We are planning a number of new development studies this year. The development studies will be testing specific aspects of the closed loop algorithm such as controlling overnight BGLs, hypo prevention and meals. These studies will involve the participant wearing a pump that is controlled by the AP software for up to 10 hours a day while they are being closely watched and monitored by our research team. People involved in these development studies will need to be motivated, have reasonable diabetes control, no diabetes related complications and be in good health (no other health issues). The reason for these requirements is that we need to know the effects we see are due to the changes in insulin and not some other issue. It is essential we complete these types of studies before we can consider trials for longer time periods, and larger scale trials. Once the development studies are complete we will undertake studies that look at the system’s function in people with diabetes complications and other medical conditions.
If you would like to be involved in the development trials, please complete and submit the form below. When we are ready to start a study we will contact you.
If the development studies will not suit you then we hope you will still be interested in the larger clinical trials. Again, please complete the form below if you are interested in participating when we reach that stage.
Thank you for your interest in participating! It is people like you who make these studies possible.
You can also make a significant contribution to the Australian Artificial Pancreas Program by fundraising – something as simple as a quiz night at your local club can be hugely beneficial both in terms of supporting trials, and educating your community about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Getting your community behind ground-breaking research like ours is important because obtaining large amounts of funding from government and granting bodies is not easy. All fundraising and every donation matters, and really will help us move the research forward, faster. If you’re keen to contribute to the Program in this way we can offer step by step guidance with planning your own event, large or small.
You can also be involved in the Australian Artificial Pancreas Program by joining the conversation on our facebook and twitter communities.