Research & Publications
Since my diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, I have witnessed first-hand some of the most incredible technological advances in diabetes care. From the development of faster, more accurate glucometers, rapid acting insulin, insulin pump therapy, and continuous glucose monitoring systems, each of these new developments has greatly improved my quality of life.
Extensive Research Description
My current research involves studying how dietary factors affect glycemic control in type 1 diabetes. I am also interested in looking at psychosocial factors that affect chronic illness management, and using behavioral interventions to help adolescents cope with and manage type 1 diabetes. Further, with the rising out of pocket cost for diabetes medications, I am interested in evaluating how individuals successfully navigate our healthcare system and how we can potentially improve the healthcare system.