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McGill University invites you to participate in its research projects to improve treatment of type 1 diabetes

Starting the first week of July and during each of the 2018 sessions, Camp Carowanis will host a research team from McGill University under the direction of Dr. Laurent Legault, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist.

If you and your child wish to participate in one of the two projects listed below, please take the time to consult the attached information documents and consent forms. On the first day of camp, the research staff will be present at a well identified booth for registration and to answer all your questions. 

The primary purpose of your child’s time at camp is for them to experience unforgettable times and to grow and have fun through different activities. Your child’s participation in the study shall never interfere with their camp experience and they may opt out at any time.

We hope you can help us make promising advances in our children’s well-being!

Research project No. 1:
New ways of finding the ideal insulin dose

The McGill University Health Centre research team has developed a computer program that can determine the ideal insulin dose. Children participating in the study will receive an electric sensor that will check their blood sugar levels every five minutes. Over 11 days, the program will monitor the children’s blood sugar levels, dietary intake and insulin doses. At the end, new insulin doses will be suggested to the children according to their needs.

To find out more about this study, please contact the McGill University research coordinator: emilie.palisaitis@mail.mcgill.ca.

View the information sheet

View the consent form

Research project No. 2:
Artificial pancreas

The McGill Artificial Pancreas (MAP) system is a group of devices that work together to make insulin administration automatic. The MAP is composed of a glucose sensor, an insulin pump and a mobile application (iMAP) working on a smart phone. During the 11 days of the study, the MAP will determine the insulin doses under the supervision of the camp doctor, who will examine the glucose and insulin data.

To find out more about this study, please contact the McGill University research coordinator: emilie.palisaitis@mail.mcgill.ca.

View the information sheet

View the consent form