What’s Happening on Glu

  1. Persistence Triumphs: Getting Medicare to Cover My CGM


    My name is Laura Siner. I am 67 years old and live in Columbia, MD. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June 1970. When I first diagnosed some 45 years ago, the only tools available to people with type 1 diabetes were a very strict diet and exercise. The only clinic in the […]

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  2. The Path of Greatest Resistance


    As a diabetic (yes, I am comfortable self-applying that label despite some of its connotations) I learned early on what it feels like to be in a situation where I might be facing my own mortality. Maybe it’s all in our head, but long before I knew phrases like “double arrows down,” taken from the […]

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  3. The Highs and Lows of T1D

    Charlie and Harry

    At least Harry doesn’t have cancer Why comparisons don’t work and aren’t very helpful After a diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, did anyone ever tell you, “At least you don’t (or your child doesn’t) have cancer?” Regarding our son Harry, it was insensitive comment #3, just below, “Have you heard of the green shake? It […]

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  4. An Interview with Kevin Sayer, CEO of Dexcom


    Many of us jumped for joy at the recent news regarding the Dexcom Share systems approval for use. I just received mine, and I’m thrilled with it! I recently had the chance to talk with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer to ask him a few questions about it. Who would you say would be the target […]

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  5. Insulin Pump Bracket Challenge 2015: Who’s Your Pick?

    Bracket Challenge Stage 1A Contrast

    It’s that time of year—people are making their selections and getting ready for March Madness! Last year, the Diabetes Forecast’s Consumer Guide inspired us to create a bracket challenge of our own. The first-ever insulin pump bracket challenge was popular beyond our wildest dreams, with more than 1,400 votes and hundreds of people joining Glu […]

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  6. Giving to Glu: A Supporter’s Story

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    Why support Glu? What’s in it for you? I have had type 1 diabetes for almost 47 years now. My family of eight was visiting relatives in the eighth month of 1968, when, at the age of 8, my life changed forever. I was taken to a small hospital in Lynchburg, Virginia, admitted with a […]

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  7. A Tale of Two Clubs

    Glu Team

      On October 23, 2013, my son Miles joined a very special community of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). At six years old, he was inducted into, what GluAnna calls “the club no one wants to be in.” On that same day, my husband Andrew and I joined a different club—one that requires […]

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  8. Climbing: It Is a Good Idea?

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    We are partnering with Rock Type1 for an event on March 29 in Boston and of course we want you there—no matter your age! Part of the reason I wanted to write this article is because I know that a lot of families think about climbing and they envision this: (Although I am happy to […]

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  9. Back to the Future: Examining Insulins of Today and Tomorrow

    Insulin Collage

    As we prepare for our next Glu community event on March 31, it made me stop and think long and hard about what insulin actually is and does. When was the last time you were trained on the timing and duration of insulin? What do you wish you knew about the types of insulin, or […]

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  10. Four of a Kind

    Caitlin Lang Family Photo Final

    While statistics show that family history is a contributing factor in the development of type 1 diabetes, it is rare to find a family like the Langs. Caitlin Lang, her husband Kevin, and their six-year-old identical twin daughters Kayley and Addison are a family of four living with type 1 in the Boston area. We […]

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