SAN MATEO, Calif. – Evidation Health is partnering with Tidepool on a sleep pilot that will capture and study real world data from people with Type 1 diabetes.
The research will develop insights from data generated by continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps, in addition to sleep and activity trackers from smartphones and other connected sensors.
Evidation Health helps life sciences and health care companies understand how everyday behaviors and health interact. Tidepool is an open source, not-for-profit company focused on making diabetes data more accessible, actionable and meaningful for people with diabetes, their care teams and researchers.
The observational study will explore the links between nocturnal hypoglycemia, next-day behavior, sleep patterns and heart rates to contribute to ongoing research on how everyday behavior data and diabetes complications interact.
“Linking real world data from connected devices with other medical data in virtual studies allow us to measure how behaviors—outside of the doctor’s office or hospital—affect health and impact outcomes,” said Deborah Kilpatrick, CEO of Evidation Health, in a statement. “Tidepool has done a fantastic job of giving people with diabetes access to their own data, and this effort provides a new opportunity to share everyday data with researchers at scale and enable more people to contribute to diabetes innovation.”
Tidepool joins a growing list of more than 100 individually permissioned data sources that are linked to Evidation’s platform, including Apple Health, Blue Button, Dexcom, Epic and Fitbit.
“People with diabetes can use their individual data to play a key role in improving health,” said Howard Look, president, CEO, and founder of Tidepool, in a statement. “Our study with Evidation gives people with diabetes a new way to share their data with researchers, and contribute to a better understanding of dangerous low-blood sugar levels, which can often occur more frequently while sleeping.”
Since 2012, Evidation Health has built a diverse virtual pool of research participants through its Achievement app, which currently has more than 2 million users.