LMC Manna Research is proud to share our own LMC research findings with the Diabetes world – in the October issue of Diabetes Care, our top North American journal in Diabetes, we’ll actually have TWO papers from our LMC group.
The final publication of our LMC-developed SCPI tool – the Skills Confidence Preparedness Index – to help caregivers better assess an individual’s knowledge, their confidence level and their readiness to actually make life changes, in one electronic easy-to-use tool. It’s the first of its kind in diabetes and the first to assess all three parameters simultaneously. The design and validation process has taken us 5 years and two prior publications but our final project, and the final version of the tool, will be shared in the October issue of Diabetes Care. We’ve also made it openly available to everyone working in diabetes care at the website www.scpindex.com
The second paper is the final paper in a series of four that emerged from our first collaboration with Mike Riddell and the exercise research group at York University. This paper was led by our visiting (and now) medical student, Dana Potashner. It’s appearing in Diabetes Care as a “Novel Perspective” paper meaning that it brings out a new insight into diabetes that we weren’t previously aware of. The gist: when people with T1 exercise in interval training, they experience the same adrenaline rush that we all do. Unfortunately, that adrenaline rush also mimics the symptoms of hypoglycemia – sometimes fooling people into thinking that they’re low and need extra sugar. Compounded with the fact that CGM devices often lag as much as 32 minutes behind (which we showed in paper #2 last year), and you can imagine how easy it is for exercising T1’s to run into trouble with their control.
Thank you again to everyone for your help and support in this research work! From patients consents at check-in, to the support through our amazing DEP, through the help and understanding of our Endocrinologist group, the Data Science team and I want to again express our huge appreciation and thanks to you!