Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 3)

My senses were on full alert in the two weeks after my first infusion. I was hyper-attuned to my body, noticing every sniffle, every yawn, every ache and pain.  If I sneezed, I immediately started thinking "side effect". If my stomach hurt, I began composing an email to the team at the Diabetes Center about … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 3)

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Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 2)

The amount of paperwork that goes into signing consent for a clinical trial is staggering, and quite frankly, enough to make even the most confident participant start to feel a little anxious. You're literally writing your name to a multi-page document that says you acknowledge whatever the heck could happen to you, and heck yes, you're OK … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 2)

Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 1)

Control. It's a big theme of this blog, much as it's been a big theme of my life this past year. The diabetes diagnosis wrenched control away from me and threatened never to give it back. Especially those first few months, I felt completely at the mercy of my disease. I thought about it constantly. I … Continue reading Living With Diabetes: The Clinical Trial (Part 1)