Adhiyat Najam has been a Type 1 diabetic patient for 17 years. She was diagnosed with the stomach disorder, diabetic gastroparesis, a few years ago as a complication from her underlying diabetes. Since then, she has been inspired to become involved in research through various roles. Adhiyat has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Ottawa and is presently enrolled in the Clinical Research Postgraduate Certificate program at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. She has worked in the clinical research field for a couple years now. Adhiyat also serves as a Patient Representative for Diabetes Action Canada and is currently involved in a project through the network to develop tools and resources to improve clinical trials through patient-oriented research. Adhiyat Najam has been a Type 1 diabetic patient for 17 years. She was diagnosed with the stomach disorder, diabetic gastroparesis, a few years ago as a complication from her underlying diabetes. Since then, she has been inspired to become involved in research through various roles. Adhiyat has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Ottawa and is presently enrolled in the Clinical Research Postgraduate Certificate program at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. She has worked in the clinical research field for a couple years now. Adhiyat also serves as a Patient Representative for Diabetes Action Canada and is currently involved in a project through the network to develop tools and resources to improve clinical trials through patient-oriented research.