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Dessi Zaharieva, Ph.D. to Speak at Diabetes Hockey Camp

Dessi Zaharieva is a diabetes researcher and mixed martial artist from Toronto, Canada. She has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 22 years and recently completed her Ph.D. at York University under the supervision world-renowned diabetes expert, Dr. Michael Riddell.

Dessi is currently working as a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Dr. David O’Neal. She has taken her expertise in exercise physiology and is now studying “next generation closed-loop insulin delivery and novel technologies for type 1 diabetes during exercise”.

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