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This month's question is answered by Dr. Aaron Kowalski.
Here is a little more about Aaron:
Aaron J. Kowalski, Ph.D.
In 1977, at the age of three, Dr. Aaron Kowalski's brother Stephen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In 1984, at the age of thirteen, Aaron himself was diagnosed with type 1. His collective experiences over the past 30 plus years have provided him with daily motivation to fight for a cure. Today, Dr. Kowalski oversees research for the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project, a multi-million dollar initiative aimed at accelerating progress towards a closed-loop automated insulin-delivery system that will improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. This effort includes a ten-site continuous glucose sensor randomized control trial with 450 participants. Dr. Kowalski also oversees JDRF-funded research in the areas of diabetes technologies, hypoglycemia, and non-device based approaches to restore metabolic regulation in people with diabetes. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.