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Della Lorraine Matheson

Trial Coordinator

University of Miami

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University of Miami

5050 Brunson Drive

Miami, Florida,33124

United States

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The University of Miami is a vibrant community of exceptionally talented individuals engaged in the pursuit of academic excellence, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the region and beyond. More than 15,600 undergraduate and graduate students from...more

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Research Coordinator

The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi Inc



Member of the Education Advisory Board


nursing degree

Charity Hospital School of Nursing

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Dialogue Diabetes Fall 2000 [cached]

By Della Matheson, R.N., C.D.E., Trial Coordinator, DPT-1, University of MiamiWe would like to invite all those who are eligible to participate in this exciting research to contact Della Matheson, R.N., C.D.E., at 305-243-3781. [cached]

The nationwide launch of The Diabetes Prevention Trial – Type 1 (DPT-1) marked a new era in the research that will advance scientific progress toward this remarkable goal, according to Della Matheson, RN, CDE, Trial Coordinator for the study at the University of Miami.There are approximately one million Americans living with this disease and another 30, 000 children and young adults newly diagnosed every year.Despite huge improvements in the care and treatment of Type 1 Diabetes in the past twenty years, this disease remains the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in America.The cost of diabetes to individuals and to the public measures in billions of dollars annually with an immeasurable cost to the quality of life in those affected with this serious disease.Although research for a cure remains at the forefront for the children of today who have Diabetes, it is equally as important for the children of tomorrow that prevention of this life-threatening disease becomes a reality, added Ms. Matheson.Type 1 (insulin dependent) Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that usually occurs in childhood or young adulthood.By autoimmune, we mean that the persons own immune system has been triggered to destroy its own tissue.In the case of Type 1 (insulin dependent) Diabetes, the body has attacked and destroyed the insulin producing cells, known as islet cells. Without islet cells, the body no longer makes insulin and Type 1 Diabetes occurs.Destruction of the cells is gradual and most symptoms of diabetes do not begin until almost all insulin-producing cells are destroyed.Most people do not realize they are developing diabetes until the damage is complete.Of those 2, 985 have been found to have the Islet Cell Antibodies, explained Ms. Matheson.Once the antibody is found, we invite the participants to come in for further testing that will actually measure their degree of risk, added the nurse coordinator for the University of Miami study.These tests include the measurement of additional antibody activity, genetic testing that may influence risk for development of diabetes, and tests that measure the amount of insulin the person is currently able to produce.With the results of these staging tests, the researchers can determine if the person is at low risk, moderate risk, or high risk for developing diabetes over the next five years.Those at Moderate Risk (25-50 % risk for development over the next five years) and those at High Risk (greater than 50 % risk for development over the next five years) are asked if they want to participate in research to see if the development of diabetes can be prevented.Almost all type 1 Diabetics developed their disease before the age of 40 and need to take daily insulin injections.If you wish to speak to one of the Trial Coordinators in Florida, you can call either Della Matheson, RN at the University of Miami (305-243-3781) or Mary Alice Dennis, RN (352-392-7836) at the University of Florida.As a reminder, this information should not be relied on as medical advice and is not intended to replace the advice of your child's pediatrician.Please read our full disclaimer.

University of Miami | TRIALNET Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet [cached]

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.

Natural Frontier Market Diabetes [cached]

Three or more antibodies and the risk of contracting Type 1 diabetes is greater than 50 percent, according to Della Matheson, trial coordinator at the University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute for the Type 1 diabetes study.
"It's an aggregate risk," said Matheson, "Additional testing will also help to better define the risk categories."

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