Menstrual cycle and type 1 diabetes management (Glymety)

The IRCM clinic is looking for participants to take part in the GLYMETY research project. This study, led by Dr. Rabasa-Lhoret and his team, aims to examinate the relationship between the phases of the menstrual cycle, glycemic fluctuations, and insulin requirements in women living with Type 1 Diabetes.


This study involves one visit and an observational period that can be undertaken over approximately 5 months:

  • A first visit to determine your eligibility to participate in the study will take place by telephone/video conference. The duration of this visit is approximately 1 hour.
  • An observation period over three menstrual cycles to collect data on glucose levels, insulin doses, menstrual cycle and premenstrual symptoms. This data will be collected by using online software. You will also be offered the opportunity to wear a fitness tracker and to use an app to take pictures of your food intake.

This is an observational study with no intervention. During the study period, you will continue using your own diabetes treatment. You will receive a financial compensation the first visit and the observational period.

Inclusion criteria

To be eligible for this project, you have to:

  • Have type 1 diabetes for more than one year
  • Be a women
  • Be between 18 and 55 years old
  • Use a continuous glucose monitor


Anne Bonhoure

514-987-5500 ext. 3238 or by email at anne.bonhoure@ircm.qc.ca