Kelly Close, editor-in-chief of diatribe, writes, in the June issue of diatribe about her experiences on a 5-day trial on the bionic pancreas:


I’m now exactly eleven days out of the five-day Boston University/Massachusetts General Hospital bionic pancreas1 trial that I took part in. I can’t quite talk about it too directly, without my eyes starting to fill up. So dramatic, I know! But I feel forever changed, having been part of this research study, and now knowing (albeit only for a week) what “normal” life was like before diabetes – not having to carb count, not experiencing any hypoglycemia, not feeling tired all the time, and not having diabetes on my mind every five minutes. In short, I felt like a whole new Kelly.

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