Fitbit Physical Activity study for Children and Youth with Diabetes in Kelowna and surrounding communities

Being more active might be related to better blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, which is important to optimize health outcomes. Little is known about how active children with diabetes are, or why they are active (or not). Our aim is to learn about physical activity in children with diabetes in Kelowna, BC and its surrounding communities. We hope that results from this study can be used to support children with diabetes to be more active.

Led by Principal Investigator Dr. Christine Voss and an interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians and graduate students, we are seeking to learn more about physical activity in children aged 5 – 19 years with diabetes in Kelowna and surrounding communities in British Columbia.

The study consists of 2 phases: 1) completing an online survey 2) children wearing a Fitbit for 28 days, and OPTIONAL 3) semi-structured interview with a researcher.

Inclusion criteria: Children aged 5 – 19 years who:

  • Reside in the Kelowna, BC or its surrounding communities
  • Have a clinical diagnosis of diabetes

Participants will receive a Fitbit Charge 5 for their time. For more information contact Simran by phone (250) 878-9959 or email at