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First published Thursday 21 February 2019.

Babies, CGM and ENDIA

Children’s Diabetes Centre researcher Aveni Haynes will examine the use of continuous glucose monitoring in babies and toddlers at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes as part of the ENDIA Study.

Dr Haynes and her team will recruit children who have a parent or a sibling with type 1 diabetes who are in the ENDIA and have auto-antibodies that suggest they could develop the disease.

Dr Haynes was recently awarded a $60,000 grant from Diabetes Research WA to pursue the research.

“Previously these children have been monitored using blood tests, which only reflect a snapshot in time,” she said.

“Our work is looking to find early changes in the pattern of blood glucose levels in very young children in more details and the CGM will show us what’s happening to those levels 24 hours a day.”