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Della Matheson Lorraine

Research Coordinator

University of Miami

Direct Phone: (305) ***-****       

Email: d***@***.edu

University of Miami

Life Sciences & Technology Park 6Th Floor 1951 NW 7Th Avenue

Miami, Florida 33136

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Nurse Specialist, Research
University of Miami

CDE, Trial Coordinator
University of Miami

Research Coordinator
Diabetes Research Institute

Diabetes Educator
Diabetes Research Institute

Trial Coordinator
University of Miami Clinical Center for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet

theTrial Coordinator
University of Miami Clinical Center for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet

Affiliations

Board Member
Diabetes Research Institute

RN

Education

nursing degree

Charity Hospital School of Nursing

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Press Releases: New Directors Join Board

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Della Matheson, a registered nurse and research coordinator at the Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami, said she used to stick her finger eight to 10 times a day. With her continuous sensor - she uses DexCom - she can get a reading every five minutes.

"It gives me more information so I can anticipate where I'm headed and what I'm going to do behaviorally," she said.
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Matheson said the pens are more convenient. "You can carry them in your purse or your pocket, it makes it easier to take your insulin on the go," she said.


Diabetes Management Team

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Della Matheson, RN, C.D.E. Nurse Educator


"Every meal is a mathematical formula," ...

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"Every meal is a mathematical formula," said Della Matheson, another conference speaker.

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Matheson, a trial coordinator for the University of Miami Clinical Center for Type 1 diabetes TrialNet, will give an update on diabetes research at the conference.
"The process that leads to Type 1 diabetes we know begins long before the person actually gets the disease," Matheson said.
Matheson emphasizes that Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, making the research on stem cell replacement so critical. When she first began researching ways to eradicate Type 1 diabetes, she thought her team would be able to identify the key risk factors and correct them, preventing the disease.
But the process became more daunting than she realized.
"For every little onion skin you peel back with answering one question, it leads to another. The immune system is extremely complex," Matheson said. "It's important for people to understand the research is going on, how collaborative it is, how many people are working on it, and really how far we've come."
One recent advancement, Matheson explained, came when scientists discovered the liver was not the best site to implant beta cells, the cells that produce insulin. Instead, they began implanting them in the fatty layer of the patients' abdomen, which is less potentially dangerous.
Matheson said having Type 1 diabetes makes her sensitive to how solutions and cures are reported in the media. When she was diagnosed nearly 35 years ago, doctors told her there would be a cure in 10 years.
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"We're launching into a new era of looking at the issue in a more complex way to stop the autoimmune process," Matheson said.


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Della Matheson, R.N., C.D.E.
Della Matheson, RN, CDE, is theTrial Coordinator for the University of Miami Clinical Center for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet.
As Trial Coordinator, Ms. Matheson provides expertise and oversight to all collaborating universities and private physicians involved in the TrialNet consortium..
Her activities extend to a five state region including Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico.
She also coordinates the active TrialNet studies available at the University of Miami.
Ms. Matheson received her nursing degree in 1973 from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She joined the Diabetes Research Institute in 1987 as a diabetes nurse educator. In 1993,she turned her career focus to research and served as trial coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Trial - Type 1 (DPT-1)
In addition to the many articles published as part the DPT-1 Study Group, Ms. Matheson's articles have appeared in the journal, Focus on Diabetes .
She also co-authored an award winning article on diabetes and pregnancy that was published in The Diabetes Educator.

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