Type 1 Running Team association joins Colive Voice study to promote the project among people living with diabetes.
The project was recently enriched by a new collaboration through a partnership with the Type 1 Running Team association, which already supports several research projects dedicated to diabetes.
Founded by David Limousin and Delphine Arduini, two running enthusiasts living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), the Type 1 Running Team association‘s main objective is to encourage the practice of sports in people with Type 1 diabetes. The association, through practical recommendations, helps people reconcile diabetes and sports in a way that is safe for their condition. The association also carries out numerous actions to raise awareness of diabetes among the general public, and in particular Type 1 diabetes, which is often poorly understood.
Each year, the association organizes La Boucle du Diabète, a family, festive and sportive day around diabetes. Since its creation in 2015, this event has brought together many people at the Parc de Sceaux (Paris region) and connected to the 4 corners of France and the world. In 2021, 40,000 km have been covered, in other words, the circumference of the Earth! This event contributes to the financing of research projects on diabetes: 100% of the registrations and donations are given to research projects. More than sixty thousand euros have already been collected and contribute to the progress of medical research.
Through this partnership, the Type1 Running Team association is committed to raising awareness of the Colive Voice project among its members and to supporting the recruitment of new participants with diabetes. The association will communicate about the project through messages on its social media accounts, website and a newsletter, as well as during its flagship event, the Boucle du Diabète. This additional support from key players in the field of diabetes will allow the project to reach a maximum number of people living with diabetes and to advance the identification of relevant vocal biomarkers for this disease.
In a few years, patients’ voices could be used for diabetes screening or monitoring through the integration of a voice module in digital health applications or telemedicine solutions. Voice based monitoring will simplify the day-to-day detection and management of diabetes symptoms (hypo/hyperglycemia, diabetes-related distress, fatigue, etc.) and improve the quality of life of millions of people with diabetes worldwide.
To participate in the Boucle du diabète (registration open for the 2022 edition)