1. Inspired by The Barbara Davis Center to Improve Diabetes Care

    On November 8th and 9th, 2017, the T1D Exchange held a Quality Improvement Learning Session in Aurora, Colorado. We chose to meet in Aurora because our 10 clinical sites within the Quality Improvement Initiative wanted to tour the Barbara Davis Center and learn from a peer clinic; The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes is part of the University of Colorado […]

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  1. Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes Have High Preeclampsia Rate: Study

    Researchers also found that women with Type 1 who planned for pregnancy had lower A1C scores at conception and reported better health outcomes during pregnancy. The results of a recent T1D Exchange study underscored the value of prepping for a pregnancy with Type 1 diabetes. The study found that women with Type 1 diabetes who […]

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  2. Researchers Pit Mini-dose Glucagon Vs. Carbs to Treat Lows

    Glucagon is currently considered the hypodermic of last resort – relegated to the back of the fridge in case of an emergency. In recent years, however, there have been research efforts to bring glucagon more to the forefront of Type 1 treatment. Those efforts have focused on reformulating glucagon to be stable at room temperature, […]

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  3. How People with Diabetes Might Be Impacted by the Tax Overhaul

    Here are three ways the proposed tax overhaul might impact people with diabetes. It seems likely that a Republican-led bill to overhaul the U.S. tax code will pass the Senate; a similar tax overhaul bill has already passed the House of Representatives. If both bills pass, a conference between lawmakers of the two legislative bodies […]

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  1. Quality Improvement Requires Even the Youngest Patient Participation

    As a mom of two teenaged daughters, both of whom are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), my passion of helping to improve medical care has never waned. If anything, witnessing the diagnosis of first, our three-year-old toddler, and then three years later, our eight-year-old grade-schooler, catapulted that desire to make even more positive change. […]

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  2. Patients as Partners in Medical R&D

    Medical devices and therapies must go through a series of rigorous clinical trials in order to prove they are safe and effective for patient use. But more and more companies are looking at patient-reported outcomes (PRO) on a larger scale to ensure the solutions they are developing are sustainable, affordable, and accessible for people living […]

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  3. GluAnna is Back…with a Baby…and Some Tips!

    Planning for a pregnancy with type 1 diabetes and enduring all the blood, sweat, and tears (literally) is something I expected and dealt with, plus all the continuous demands of managing type 1. There are dozens of blogs and stories online and social media groups and pages dedicated to planning a pregnancy, even specifically breastfeeding […]

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  4. The New Complication: Aging with Type 1 Diabetes

    Update: You can now listen to our Diabetespeaks podcast episode of this event by clicking here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ny8f7-7e17c9 With incredible breakthroughs in diabetes technology, therapy and clinical care, people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are living longer than ever. But as people age, they take on a whole separate host of challenges that are compounded by […]

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  5. Patient Panelist Spotlight: Bunny Kasper

    Wrapping up our spotlight series on the patient panelists appearing at this week’s T1D Exchange Annual Meeting, we introduce Bunny Kasper. Bunny is an active diabetes advocate and JDRF volunteer from Hamden Connecticut. As a married mother of three sons and nine grandchildren (two of whom also have type 1 diabetes), Bunny was misdiagnosed for […]

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