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EXTOD education study

EXTOD education study

EXTOD education study

​The EXTOD education study wants to find the best way of supporting safe and effective exercise for people with Type 1 diabetes. The first part of our study, which involved developing a new education programme, is now complete. The second part involves delivering the new education programme to people with Type 1 diabetes. People taking part in this study will be chosen randomly to either have the new education programme or to continue their usual care. The pilot study will help us to test the effect of the new programme and collect information that will help design a full clinical trial in the future. Patients who are assigned the usual care will be given a chance to attend the education programme at the end of the study.
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Can anyone be involved with this research or are we looking for specific people?

For this study we are looking for people with Type 1 diabetes, who are between age of 18-70, have knowledge about carbohydrate counting, have attended a DAFNE course (or equivalent carb counting course) and are doing more than 30 minutes of exercise twice a week, or have signed up to do a sporting event (such as a run or cycle) in the next 3-6 months. We are unable to include people who are on insulin pumps or have problems in sensing when their blood sugars are falling too low (hypo unaware). In the future we to hope develop education programs for people who are not doing very much exercise or are on insulin pumps or have hypo unawareness.

Contact a member of the EXTOD Education team on 01823 344 986 or email Catherine Thompson, lead diabetes research nurse, on Catherine.Thompson@tst.nhs.uk.

For more information on the study visit the Extod Education website.