Living with Diabetes

Della Matheson, CDE



"Research is the key to our future, but its education and knowledge that is the key to managing diabetes well today. The ability to stay healthy now is how we can ensure that those of us with diabetes today will be able to take advantage of the promise of tomorrow."

Della Matheson, RN, CDE, 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 currently serves as the Director of Education at the Diabetes Research Institute 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, LA, receiving her Diploma in Nursing in 1973.  She has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for the more than 30 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.


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