The devices are fitted to patients’ stomachs, who also wear watch-like armbands that check how active they are being.
The 12-month study will be the first in the
Thirty people aged 18 to 75 will take part in the trial; the aim of which is to provide further details on how to manage type one diabetes.
The sensors contain a tiny electrode, inserted under the skin that takes around 300 readings a day. This connects to a transmitter, which is attached to the skin with an adhesive patch.
Each participant can wear the devices for two weeks at a time with the sensors replaced every three days. Both electrode and transmitter are waterproof, light and durable. The armbands are worn for two periods of two weeks.
Study lead Professor Christopher Byrne, head of endocrinology and metabolism said: "At the moment, it is uncertain how day-to-day variation in physical activity influences blood glucose in people with Type 1 diabetes."
"But thanks to monitoring devices, such as the two we are trialling, we will gauge a better understanding of the link between physical activity and glucose control in diabetes."