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The morning I found out I was accepted to participate in the Beacon Hill Study for the bionic pancreas I think I screamed. I was required to complete two-hour screening process, including a physical exam, EKG, and a fasting BG with some other blood tests, but I didn’t care. For once in my life I […]


What if you could get involved in preventing type 1 diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet (TrialNet) is vast network of researchers across the globe studying ways to prevent, delay, and even reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes. The researchers can’t do it alone; they need the help of families who have been touched by […]

teresa derby

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 14 years, 1 month and 6 days ago. I have poked my finger approximately 21,900 times, injected insulin 23,725 times, and changed my pump site close to 100 times (I just recently transitioned to insulin pump therapy). I have participated in various fundraising events for Diabetes Research over […]

Inside Drug Development


In diaTribe, we sometimes talk about drugs that are “not yet approved”, “at the FDA” or “in the regulatory process”. Some recent approvals of diabetes drugs in the US have stirred some controversy, and we think it’s important for our readers to understand the basics of how drugs are discovered and approved. In this artcile, […]

getting inovled in studies

by GluStaff on June 7, 2013 I have always been interested getting involved with studies that help people with type 1 diabetes. In addition to my recent bionic pancreas study, I have been involved in studies that consisted of surveys, blood work, and MRI’s. Finding a study and navigating the paperwork process can be daunting […]


Recently, I participated in an inpatient study at Massachusetts General Hospital. I found out about this study while screening for the infamous Bionic Pancreas study. The focus was on controlling blood sugars while being admitted to the hospital. If any of you, or your loved ones with diabetes, have ever been admitted to the hospital […]