The Australian JDRF Closed-Loop Research Group led by Prof David O’Neal from the University of Melbourne drew together health care professionals, behavioural psychologists, research nurses, scientists and one hundred and twenty adults living with type 1 diabetes to conduct a 3-year project funded by the Australian Research Council (administered by JDRF Australia), and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. It included 7 clinical sites from 5 states across Australia .The focus of the project was to compare automated insulin delivery using a hybrid closed loop system (Medtronic 670G) with usual care (insulin pumps or multiple daily injections while monitoring with a blood glucose meter) over a period of six-months. Study outcomes strongly favoured automated insulin delivery over usual care. These outcomes included measures of glucose control as well as those related to the well-being of participants.
The study has been published online in Diabetes Care: Click here
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