it all happened so fast! the past two weeks have been a whirlwind.
on october 15, i learned via facebook that a friend had been accepted to the above clinical trial out in colorado. i clicked on the link she'd posted to learn more, and i found out that there were several sites still recruiting (according to the clinical trials website). i've never participated in a clinical trial before but without hesitation, i wanted to know more. i emailed a few sites that would be easy to get to from indiana: colorado and georgia.
we went camping that weekend with friends and i mentioned the clinical trial. i was excited about the possibility of a hybrid closed loop system and my friends and, most importantly, husband urged me to follow up with a few additional sites on monday.
within 2.5 hours of taking action monday morning, i'd had a few responses, most saying that recruitment had completed but one response from UVA in charlottesville, virginia -- they had an opening as a participant had just recently failed his screening,
after several emails back and forth with the clinical research coordinator, i scheduled a phone call for that afternoon (monday the 19th). during the phone call, the coordinator and i went through the exclusion criteria and scheduled a screening on monday, october 26th (this past monday).
we were going to virginia!