St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) and the DTRG taking part in a national multi-centre study aiming to make glucose testing easier and more accessible for First Nations patients with Type 2 diabetes; the FLASH GM Study.
The study is investigating a wearable monitoring device’s ability to improve patients’ sugar levels in the place of traditional finger-prick testing.
Professor David O’Neal, a Senior Endocrinologist at SVHM and one of the study’s Chief Investigators, said this is particularly important research for a vulnerable group known to have a high incidence of Type 2 diabetes.
These devices have been proven to help monitor and maintain glucose levels in people with Type 2 in the general population. However, Prof O’Neal said there is a gap in the evidence.
“We don’t have the data for our Indigenous population, who we propose could potentially benefit substantially from using this technology,” said Prof O’Neal.
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