Introducing Our New Clinical Trials Education Volunteer: Sidney Smith

In addition to Tom Brobson, introduced previously, Sidney Smith has joined the chapter as a Clinical Trials Education Volunteer. JDRF’s team of Clinical Trial Education Volunteers (CTEVs) are highly trained to answer any questions you may have or to help you get matched up with a clinical trial near you. Here’s Sidney:

Sidney has been living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for seven years. She was first introduced to clinical trials when she participated in the Tzield study. She became passionate about clinical trials after seeing the results of the Tzield study lead to the ability for people to access a medication to delay T1D.

Sidney is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in Washington, DC where she works with both adults and children with all types of diabetes. She is thrilled to be part of JDRF as a Clinical Trials Education Volunteer. Sidney looks forward to educating more people about clinical trials and advocating for more people to become involved with clinical trials as a way to keep improving the lives of all people with diabetes. One local study is featured below and you can find other local studies here. If you have questions about T1D clinical trials, you can reach her at

Study Name: Afrezza Inhale-1 Study in Pediatrics (INHALE -1)

Location: Baltimore, MD

Purpose of the Study: The study is trying to determine how well it works to use inhaled insulin as a bolus insulin compared to using a typical injectable bolus insulin.

Who can participate:

  • 4-17 years old
  • T1D on insulin for at least 6 months
  • Access to wifi
  • A1C above 7% but less than 11%
  • Average mealtime dose of at least 2 units

Commitments: ~60 weeks

  • 5 weeks for screening and preparation for the study
  • 26 weeks of either basal insulin + inhaled insulin or basal insulin + injected bolus insulin
  • 26 weeks of basal insulin + inhaled insulin
  • 4 weeks of follow up

Lee Bromberger (Baltimore Contact), 410-646-4009 or
Johanna Ulloa (Main contact for whole study), 818-661-5000 or