Research

The Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center is committed to promoting research. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of those living with diabetes.

Our efforts to find a cure for diabetes is made possible by volunteers who participate in research studies. When you volunteer, you help us answer important questions about diabetes.

If you would like to be considered as a potential volunteer for our research studies, please call 503-494-4704, complete our Online Diabetes Research Application Form or email DMResearchCenter@ohsu.edu   for more information.

Current studies

Young woman wearing CGM with type 1 diabetes

Context-aware CGM Study

T1D volunteers needed: The purpose of this study is to collect data from people living with type one diabetes to improve a context-aware glucose prediction algorithm for use in future insulin delivery systems using CGM technology. Compensation is up to $500 for participation.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Have type 1 diabetes
  • Are between the ages of 18 to 65
  • Use an insulin pump
  • Are physically able to exercise for up to 30 minutes

What is involved?

  • Three visits to OHSU, each lasting 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Study is for 28 days, you will wear a Dexcom CGM, a motion tag and a physical activity watch
  • You will complete an exercise video once or twice a week after a meal
  • You will eat a prepared study-specific meal, once a week at a set time
  • Meal tracking will include before and after meal images
  • You will also wear a motion tag and install a motion detector in your home
  • You will use a mobile app to track your physical activity and meal data while at home.

To learn more about volunteering for this study, contact Debbie Branigan 503-418-9070 or oregonapc@ohsu.edu
PI: Jessica R Castle MD, Peter Jacobs Phd IRB# 20248 Updated: 6/21/21

iPancreas Research Study person with diabetes stretching

T1D iPancreas Study

Seeking volunteers to test a new insulin glucose control system called iPancreas. A system that manages your blood sugar when you exercise.

The iPancreas system uses a Dexcom G6 glucose sensor, the Omnipod insulin pump and a computer program that determines rates of insulin to deliver. The system will measure your blood glucose, heart rate, activity to detect exercise and rate of insulin to deliver. Compensation is up to $650 for study participation. Some participants may receive up to $1025, if participation time is extended at OHSU for study purposes.

You may be eligible to participate:

  • Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least one year

  • Between the ages of 21 and 50

  • Used an insulin pump for at least three months

  • Physically able to perform exercise for up to 30 minutes

  • Live with another person 18 years of age or older who will be present while you are in the study at home, both overnight and when you are exercising.

What is involved?

  • 1.5-hour screening visit

  • 30-minute training visit

  • Two 76-hour study visits, which are partly at home and partly at research clinic.

  • Use the Omnipod, Dexcom G6 and activity tracker

To learn more about volunteering for this study, contact Debbie Branigan 503-418-9070 or oregonapc@ohsu.edu
IRB# 19973  Updated: 6/04/21

CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) in Coffeeshop

T1D Dailydose Study

We are seeking volunteers to test a smartphone application for patients with type 1 diabetes. The purpose of this study is to determine if we can improve blood sugar control through the use of a decision support smart phone application called Dailydose. You will start the study managing your diabetes as you normally would with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) followed by using the Dailydose app. You will then use the Dailydose app to assist you with diabetes management. We will compare your glucose control between the two treatments.

The mobile app Dailydose will track your sensor glucose, insulin and exercise data, and make personalized recommendations to change your insulin dosing. It will also offer suggestions for meals, exercise and rescue carbohydrate treatments. You will be provided with a phone, short-acting insulin pens, an activity tracker and a CGM. Compensation is up to $700 for participating.

You may be eligible to participate:

  • Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least one year
  • Between the ages of 18 and 60
  • Using multiple daily insulin injections

What is involved?

  • Physically able to perform exercise for up to 30 minutes
  • Four visits at OHSU, most visits will last 1 hour with one visit lasting 3-4 hours
  • Wear a provided CGM and activity tracker
  • At-home exercise, 3 times per week
  • Study lasts for 12 weeks

Questions:
Learn more about volunteering for this study, contact Debbie Branigan 503-418-9070 or oregonapc@ohsu.edu
IRB# 19950  Updated: 6/04/21