Current Research

"The goal of the iBolus: Fat study is to identify how to best dose insulin for high fat meals".

Dr Kirstine Bell

Principal Investigator

iBolus: Fat Study

The iBolus: Fat study is exploring what effect the amount and type of dietary fat has on postprandial blood glucose levels in adults with type 1 diabetes.

 

We are then using an exciting new algorithm that was developed in conjunction with Boston Children's Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School in the USA, to predict the optimal insulin dose - including the ideal dose, split and duration for dual waves boluses.

This study was funded by an inaugural ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation Research Grant. Find out more about our study and the ADEA Research Grants here.

You can also read more about this project on our Media Page.

iBolus: Protein Type Study

 
The iBolus: Protein Type study is exploring how different types of protein impact blood glucose levels in adults with type 1 diabetes and using an insulin pump. 

The iBolus Protein trial was planned in collaboration with the T1D community who want to better understand the relationship between dietary protein and blood sugar responses.  Some of the current evidence in this area has looked at protein shakes.  We want to know if these results are also true for more commonly consumed protein foods like steak and chicken. Therefore, we are comparing blood glucose responses to 5 different types of protein (egg, beef, chicken, fish and protein shake) each served with 45g of carbohydrate to reflect realistic meals. 

 

This study was funded by an inaugural ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation Research Grant. Find out more about our study and the ADEA Research Grants here.