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Date: 14 November 2023

RUH appeals for support with diabetes research study

People with type 1 and 2 diabetes are being encouraged to take part in a study at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust looking at how glucose monitoring sensors can help them to manage their blood glucose levels.

The small sensors are easily fitted on a patient's arm using an applicator and last for 14 days. Rachel Mathias, Diabetes Research Nurse, said: "We are studying how effective these sensors are in helping people with type 1 and 2 diabetes manage their condition.

"We want to find out how useful patients find the sensors to monitor the impact that food, activity and medication has on their sugar levels.

"By being able to monitor their glucose levels regularly and easily, we are hopeful that they will be able to take action before they become poorly.

"The sensors also remove the need for regular finger-prick tests and can be easily attached to the arm by patients themselves.

"If you have type 1 or 2 diabetes and would like to be part of this study, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you."

Participants in the study may be asked to wear up to three sensors at any one time and will need to check their blood glucose levels four times a day.

News of the study coincides with World Diabetes Day on Tuesday 14 November, held annually to raise awareness of diabetes and how to access diabetes care.

If you can be part of the RUH study, please email ruh‑ or call 01225 824125.


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