University of Michigan IRB HUM00112547

T1D Teen Tech Study


The purpose of this 3-week study (HUM00114328) is to take data from technology, including mobile phone sensors and insulin pumps and use it to make a web-based visualization/tool of diabetes data that can be used by teens with type 1 diabetes. Teen participants will use their personal Android phone to measure sensor data such as steps, physical activity, and location; and receive send alerts to ask them about factors that impact their diabetes care such as their current mood, carbs ingested, and insulin doses.

There will be a initial virtual interview with the study staff, parent and teen participant to discuss about your child’s diabetes management, 3 weeks of data collection including daily prompts/messages and then a final interview where the study team will show your child’s data across the 3 weeks using a web platform and ask for your feedback and insight. All interviews will be audio and video recorded. The teen will receive up to a $75 Visa gift card in compensation for completing the entire 3 week challenge. Participation in this study is voluntary.

We will enroll up to 25 participants who meet all of the following:
-Children and adolescents 13-17 years of age with Type 1 Diabetes
-Cannot be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the past year
-English speaking
-Child with Type 1 Diabetes has/owns an Android phone
-Willing to carry around their personal mobile phone at all times while awake for the 3 weeks of
study duration
-Willing to upload blood sugar/insulin data on a regular basis, WiFi access is recommended.

If you have any questions, please contact the Research Coordinator, Emily Dhadphale at ehirschf@med.umich.edu or (734) 936-6042.