Della Matheson serves as Trial Coordinator for the University of Miami Clinical Center for the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study. “Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet” is a consortium of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health investigating interventions for the prevention or delay of type 1 diabetes. She has been involved in research aimed at prevention of Type 1 Diabetes for the last 23 years. She also has served as the Director of Education at the Diabetes Research Institute for the past year and, as she did previously for 4 years, from 1988 to 1992.
Ms. Matheson is a graduate of Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans, Louisiana receiving her Diploma in Nursing in 1973. She has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for the past 29 years. She has been a member of the Education Advisory Board for Dexcom, Inc. In addition to the many articles published as part the DPT-1 Study Group and Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group, she has co-authored articles in Diabetes Care, Acta Diabetologia, The Diabetes Educator, Pediatric Diabetes, Clinical Diabetes, and Focus on Diabetes. Topics of these articles include: insulin secretion patterns during the period preceding diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in children at-risk for its development, Insulin Pump Therapy, Diabetes and Pregnancy, Diabetes and the Preschool Age Child, and Hypoglycemia.