Karen Graffeo is an Advocacy Team Chair from Connecticut. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in December of 1979, when she was eleven years old. Karen became involved with JDRF Advocacy through her diabetes blog, www.bittersweetdiabetes.com. When several of her T1D blogging friends attended JDRF’s Government Day event, she read their accounts of […]
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Brian: For the past three nights, several highly educated adults have tucked us into bed after connecting us to an algorithm that knows our blood sugars better than we do. Is this real life? Is this what you expected? Alecia: Not exactly. I didn’t realize how the switch to closed loop artificial pancreas (AP) system […]
JDRF-funded clinical study to test marketed drug to improve beta cell health and survival in T1D JDRF recently awarded a $2.1 million grant to Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the University of Alabama’s (UAB) Comprehensive Diabetes Center, to test the impact of a common blood pressure drug called verapamil on the health and survival of […]
Brian: Alright Alecia–after months of trying to get into an artificial pancreas (AP) clinical trial, we’re finally doing it! All it took was hundreds of emails, dozens of phone calls, thousands of finger pricks, years of living with (type 1 diabetes) T1D, and some JDRF funding! Now that we’ve been trained on the new pumps, […]