Which areas of research most interest LifeScan?

The LifeScan IIS Program is primarily interested in research in the following areas.

However, LifeScan will consider relevant research in other areas that otherwise adhere to the IIS study qualifications.

The role of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in disease management and treatment decision-making

  • Impact of SMBG on insulin dosing, medication adherence, medication titration, diet, therapy, etc.
  • Optimizing SMBG testing frequency in patients
  • SMBG-related clinical outcomes in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes Pattern recognition and algorithms
  • Novel methods and algorithms to simplify and reduce carbohydrate counting errors
  • Novel methods and algorithms to detect patterns of blood glucose and to detect and prevent hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia

Health economic evaluation of SMBG

  • Cost-benefit analyses and other relevant health economic evaluations of SMBG
  • Digital solutions/software related to SMBG
  • Impact of digital solutions/software on patient-HCP dialogue and facilitating HCP workflow
  • Impact of digital solutions/software in helping patients manage diabetes better
  • Use of telemedicine/access of patients’ data by HCP via the Internet and its impact on physician visits

Education and behavioral factors

  • Optimizing diabetes education as it relates to devices
  • Patient and provider education that enhances the value of SMBG in diabetes management
  • Ways of maximizing patients’ motivation so that they can manage diabetes well