Doug is the Patient Partner co-lead for the Digital Health to Improve Diabetes Care Program. Doug has lived with T1D since 1968. Initially, with only urine testing and animal-derived insulins, management was difficult to achieve and Doug is very grateful to be alive and healthy 49 years later! In2009, he volunteered in a clinical trial to determine whether a Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pump could enable patients to lower their A1C. As a measurement and control engineer, he saw this as a tool finally capable of controlling blood glucose levels. His A1C level reduced notably during the trial and as a result, has continued to use this technology to improve his blood glucose control.