What is the Fakebetes Challenge?
Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM
Dr. Michelle Litchman
Q: What are your research interests?
A: I am interested in the role of technology and social media on diabetes management.
Q: What are you currently researching?
A: I am examining the open-source medical hacking of diabetes-related technology, the relationship between individuals with diabetes who data share information from their continuous glucose monitor with a care partner, non-FDA approved activity related continuous glucose monitor usage, and high-fidelity simulation (the “Fakebetes Challenge”).
Q: What is the “Fakebetes Challenge”?
A: It is a challenge that examines nurse practitioner’s knowledge, skills, and empathy towards diabetes. In this intervention study, nurse practitioner students live as if they have diabetes and are paired with a patient expert teaching associate.
Q: Do you think your research could lead to another project? Who will it impact?
A: I think my research could lead to extramural funding, which could impact many who are living with diabetes.
Q: What advice do you have for undergraduates, graduates, or PhD students/candidates on getting involved in research?
A: Find a mentor in your scientific are of interest who can provide guidance and opportunities.
Q: You co-founded the Diabetes Mixer, what is that?
A: It is a mixer that connects many individuals with Type 1 Diabetes in Utah. I am very grateful for this! I originally did this so that two of my patients would have the opportunity to meet. They never did, but many individuals with Type 1 Diabetes in Utah did meet.
Check out a video of this mixer here.
Q: What are you looking forward to?
A: I should have a video from MedX published very soon. It is focused on the use of technology in older adults with diabetes.
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