Just Talking about Clinical Trials

This week I’m joined by Mary Rooney to discuss being the first participant in a T-Reg Clinical Trial. Don’t worry if you don’t understand what that is, as Mary does a great job of explaining the trial, how she learned about it, her results, and how others can learn about clinical trials relative to their personal interests. We also talk a bit about Mary’s diabetes diagnosis, moving to San Francisco, and her promising career as a child psychologist. Enjoy!

For more information about clinical trials, you can visit trialnet.org and clinicaltrails.gov.

You can contact Mary at mary dot rooney at ucsf dot edu

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Camping Is Its Own Basal

I’m not a doctor.

During our camping adventure in Sequoia this weekend, I knew there would be an abnormally high amount of physical activity. Between walking everywhere, and walking everywhere, I knew insulin adjustments would be necessary to avoid as many lows as possible.

Precautions were certainly taken: I bought gatorade mix to stock my water bottle every morning, we bought some tasty granola bars, and picked up some trail mix to top things off. And Dayle and I ensured all of our diabetes devices were sufficiently charged before going off the grid. But even with all of that preparation, lows can still happen.

I suppose there are worse places to stop and take a snack break though. I mean…  Continue reading

Just Talking about the Bionic Pancreas

Last month Wendy Rose took her daughter to a diabetes camp so she could participate in a trial for the Bionic Pancreas. This week Wendy, and her daughter, join me to talk about their experiences. Learn about the Bionic Pancreas, the experience of not caring about type 1 diabetes for a week, and the realization that the future of diabetes technology is upon us. Very exciting times. Enjoy!

You can follow Wendy on Twitter @MrsCandyHearts and candyheartsblog.org.

And, keep up with the latest information on the Bionic Pancreas at bionicpancreas.com

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