1. DiabeteSpeaks: Responsibility and Research

    Meg’s story begins with a planned trip to Africa as part of a public health program at Johns Hopkins University. Shortly before her departure, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In this interview for the DiabeteSpeaks podcast, Meg talks about being the third of four daughters to be diagnosed with T1D, and shares her […]

    Read More
  1. Reducing Glucose Variability through a Decision Support System

    Dear T1D Community, The University of Virginia’s Center for Diabetes Technology is seeking individuals with type 1 diabetes ages 15 and older who use multiple daily injections (MDI) using either insulin pen or syringe therapy to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a Decision Support […]

    Read More
  2. Limiting Low and High Blood Sugars During and After Exercise

    Exercise can be amazing, empowering, and uplifting, but it can also sometimes be a frustrating experience. If you live with diabetes and your blood sugars just won’t cooperate when working out, you know what I’m talking about. Not cool! But can you imagine a world where you felt comfortable exercising, knowing that your exercise, food, […]

    Read More
  3. The Eternal Optimist: Seeing Diabetes through a New Lens

    Laughter in the lunch line. Running in the halls. Hugs all around. This is the essence of Friends for Life, the annual family-centric conference hosted by Children with Diabetes (CWD) every summer in Orlando, Florida. One cannot attend Friends for Life without feeling the powerful embrace of others who live just like you. The colored […]

    Read More
  1. ADA Scientific Sessions: First Impressions from a Newbie

    I started working at T1D Exchange a year ago, and this year was my first time attending the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions. I must say, as someone with type 1 diabetes, I was excited to be surrounded by researchers and endocrinologists who might share some breakthrough research that would take us closer to better […]

    Read More
  2. I Chose Type 1 Diabetes and It Changed My Life for the Better

    One of our Glu Ambassadors, Sandy Brooks, has been attended our in-person educational programs and been a big advocate for T1D Exchange for the past few years. Today she is sharing her very unique story of how and why she acquired type 1 diabetes. I’m a “surgical type 1” person with diabetes (PWD). I acquired […]

    Read More
  3. Barriers to Adoption of Technology

    Together with JDRF and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, T1D Exchange hopes to better understand perceptions of access to and usage of diabetes-related technology such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). The findings of this study will be published and used to inform design strategies and programs aimed at […]

    Read More
  4. You Told Glu: Retinopathy One of the Most Feared Complications

    Despite the daily burden of management in type 1 diabetes, many people worry about complications. In fact, in a Glu Question of the Day, out of 563 responders, nearly half (44%) reported that they think about complications always or frequently. One of the most feared complications can be the threat of losing your vision. What […]

    Read More
  5. How Wearing a Device Made Me Want to Cry!

      A personal story from T1D Exchange co-founder and executive director Dana Ball One year ago I received unexpected news that I had coronary artery disease and needed to have bypass surgery. I remember being told this news after six weeks of appointments, tests, and procedures that reminded me just how depressing and frustrating medical […]

    Read More
  6. You Told Glu! Retinopathy in the Glu Community

      Good News! In a Question of the Day, an overwhelming majority (81% of 477) Glu participants indicated that they have been screened for diabetic retinopathy at some point in the past. However, it is important to get screened regularly!   Getting Screened Out of 537 people polled in the Glu community, 33% (175) reported […]

    Read More