DSMA Live 'Rents: Bionic Pancreas

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As the Manager for Glu Community Outreach at T1D Exchange, a T1D online community, Anna works to provide the type I community with continual resources and ongoing connectivity for people affected by type I diabetes.

In 2009 she created and implemented the first American Diabetes Association’s Youth Leader Program and oversaw all youth and family programs across New England for three years.

She received her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University.  She is also a Certified Product Trainer with Medtronic Diabetes and serves as a volunteer mentor with AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad) where she has traveled to both Belize and Bermuda assisting in the creation of diabetes camps and programs.  

Anna is also a very active volunteer alumnus with the Barton Center for Diabetes Education.  Most recently, she participated in the Beacon Hill Bionic Pancreas Study, a clinical trial which prompted an enormous increase in online Glu membership and interest from parents and those affected by type 1 worldwide through her daily blogging describing her week-long experience as a research subject.

More about Bionic Pacreas here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XdeH_CvQ-t4

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