The EMPOWERMENT Study

Working in conjunction with diabetes Victoria, the EMPOWERMENT project seeks to help support those living with diabetes, by helping them understand and make use of the data generated by their continuous glucose monitoring device(CGM)

The D.T.R.G wants to help you understand data generated from your
continuous glucose monitor (CGM) or insulin pump via
an online education program, The Making Sense Program.

‘The Making Sense Program’, has been developed with Diabetes Victoria with input from endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dietitians, psychologists and peers.

Specifically designed to help people living with diabetes understand and analyse data from continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps; ‘The Making Sense program’ is run over two weeks by Diabetes Victoria in groups of 8 that will be led by a peer living with type 1 diabetes.

We are recruiting people living with type 1 diabetes who are using a CGM with or without an insulin pump. The study will run over 6 months and involves 3 on-site visits to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Become a participant!

We are seeking participants who are:

Over 18 years

Have lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 3 months

Currently using a real-time continuous glucose monitor or intermittent-scanning continuous glucose monitor

Meet Kim Henshaw who is a participant in type 1 diabetes technology research at the DTRG. Watch Kim explain what it means to her to be a participant in this important area of research.

Get involved

Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.