Bionic Pancreas Summer Camp 2013
Researchers at Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital will be testing a “bionic pancreas” at the Barton and Joslin camps this summer. A flyer for the study is attached. Campers must be age 12 or older AND on an insulin pump to participate in this study. The study will only be open to girls at the Barton camp for Session 3 (7/13/2013-7/26/2013) and to boys at the Joslin camp for Session 4 (7/27/2013-8/9/2013). Participants in the study will arrive one day early for camp (by 11 AM Saturday rather than on Sunday) and will also leave later (after 3:00 PM Friday). The study will last the full two weeks of camp.
Volunteers will participate in normal camp activities and have the usual camp diet. During one week volunteers will be under automatic closed-loop glucose control with the bionic pancreas. The other week they will have usual care using their own insulin pump. All volunteers will wear a continuous glucose monitor for the full two weeks. During the closed-loop week they will wear two infusion sets, one for insulin and one for glucagon. There will be extra fingerstick blood glucose checks with a meter that requires a larger drop of blood compared to the usual camp protocol.
The study is limited to two boys and two girls at each age from 12-20 years (two 12 year old girls, two 12 year old boys, two 13 year old girls, etc.). Volunteers for the study who are already registered for camp will have the first opportunity to enroll on a first-come basis until 4:00 PM on Friday, May 17, 2013. After that time we will start enrolling participants who have not yet registered for camp.
If you are interested in participating you may provide contact information to Mallory Hillard at 617-643-2019 or . If by May 17, 2013 the study is not filled with participants of your age who were already registered for camp, then Mallory will contact volunteers in the order they expressed interest in the study.
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Last Updated: Tuesday May 14, 2013 08:09:04
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