What’s Happening on Glu

  1. Hypothyroidism and T1D

    Your skin is dry, you feel cold and constantly tired (but have trouble sleeping), you’ve quickly gained about 15 lbs. that you just cannot lose, and you’re always feeling just a bit sad. You mention these symptoms to your endocrinologist at a check-up, and she decides to screen you for thyroid disease. A few days […]

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  2. The Camp Experience: Two Moms’ Stories


    Now that Labor Day and the start of the school year is upon us, many parents are scrambling to meet with their child’s teacher, school nurse, or principal about their child’s care. While there are plenty of resources available to parents in creating 504 plans, letting a child with T1D out of their sight is […]

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  3. Dig into Research with Our “Did You Know?” Series!

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    Welcome to the first installment of “Did You Know?”—a series here on Glu that will review cutting-edge research articles. Hopefully this will get us all talking about the things we want to learn more about. First up, I’m going to share an overview of how the process works, then we’ll talk about the results of […]

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  4. DiabeteSpeaks


    After much preparation and anticipation that you’ve read about here, T1D Exchange and Glu are launching a program that will amplify the experience of life with type 1 in a powerful way. The name we landed on is a play on words because there are always many “peaks” in our numbers—DiabeteSpeaks. Every day, through each […]

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  5. Staying Safe at School: What You Need to Know

    Getting back into the swing of the school routine is never fun for anyone—new alarm clock times, bedtime rituals, packing lunches, and homework—yuck! For those of us living with type 1 diabetes, it adds an entirely different set of challenges. Diagnosed in kindergarten in 1989, one of my tasks was to count out 22 goldfish […]

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  6. What Did 15-year-old Amelia Tell Congress about Her Experience with Type 1 Diabetes?


    [Published on diaTribe. To view original post, please click here.] By Amelia Cooper Twitter summary: Read 15 y/o Amelia’s top 5 highlights from @JDRF Children’s Congress 2015! 15 year-old Amelia Cooper was one of over 150 children who visited Washington, DC, as delegates for JDRF’s Children’s Congress on July 13-15. She and other children and […]

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  7. On the Road with Glu

    Amy Glu Booth 2015

    On a recent errand to Staples, my ten-year-old daughter’s eyes widened as she passed the brightly colored notebooks, highlighters, pencils, and paper clips stacked prominently by the front entrance. Before I could stop her, the words came out of her mouth. “Mom! We need to go back to school shopping!” And there it was. The […]

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  8. A Glu Event on Pregnancy

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    Some of you may remember that we hosted a survey recently about type 1 and pregnancy. Well, the results are in, and we’re inviting you to come talk about what we learned, and share your stories, and ask questions. We hope that this will be the beginning of a series of events to host around […]

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  9. The Hidden Cost of Diabetes Devices to Patients


    I want to thank those who create the amazing devices that make my diabetes easier to manage and help me stay healthier. That said, there’s a cost to new technology and devices we never talk about. It’s the one to patients. And I’m not talking financial. While devices lighten the burden of managing my disease, […]

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  10. A Unique Opportunity to Set Priorities for T1D Research

    A small meeting called The Iceland Summit on Type 1 Diabetes, sponsored by the Helmsley Charitable Trust (the founding funder of T1D Exchange), will be taking place in Iceland in the beginning of October. World experts representing beta cell biologists, immunologists, clinical researchers, and clinicians are convening to provide an integrated set of five-year priorities […]

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