What’s Happening on Glu

  1. Insulin Pump Use by Children Is Highest in US, Collaboration Found

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    A recent multinational collaboration found that the percentage of children over the age of 6 years living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who use insulin pumps is higher in the US than in England, Wales, Germany, and Austria, and in all of these countries, HbA1c levels were lower among pump users. In this collaboration, investigators […]

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  2. What Is Patient Advocacy?

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    Patient advocates use facts, the media, their relationships, and messaging to influence public policy, budgets, regulations, and laws regarding changes they want to bring for themselves and caregivers. They make their voices heard with the public and government officials. Historically, the medical care system placed physicians in a position of authority with patients playing a […]

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  3. T1D Exchange Presents Data on New Form of Glucagon “Rescue” Treatment for Severe Hypoglycemia

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    A new approach to emergency glucagon delivery for the treatment of diabetes-related severe hypoglycemia was recently presented by T1D Exchange at the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) international conference in Paris, France. Researchers also presented data that sheds light on those individuals most at risk for complications, with type 1 diabetes perhaps most at […]

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  4. Where Do I Fit In? Defining Type 1 Diabetes Research

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    Years of being told “there will be a cure in your lifetime.” The hope for a cure has slowly vanished for many of us over time. Why has it vanished, and what can we do to help rebuild the hope we once had? We are at the forefront of new advances in science and technology […]

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  5. Facebook Isn’t Therapy

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    Therapy isn’t cheap, and I came to that realization a few months after I started going weekly. I came to enjoy the investment in my own mental health—that it is money much better spent than on a new pair of shoes. Last month I talked about my own experience going to therapy, and several comments […]

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  6. DCCT-EDIC Team Reports Association between Kidney Disease and Long-Term Mortality in T1D

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    If you live with T1D, you have likely heard of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)1. The DCCT was a major clinical study, conducted from 1983 to 1993, designed to investigate whether intensive glucose control, aimed at maintaining near-normal blood glucose levels, would affect the development and progression of diabetes complications over a period […]

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  7. Offline Is the New Online

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    I remember not too long ago (okay, maybe it was a while ago) when people and companies would announce with pride that they were “online.” Now it’s not too remarkable—because everyone is online—including this article and you. It’s no surprise that this shift in technology has impacted our ability to give voice to how we […]

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  8. You Don’t Get It—Until You Get It: My Journey from Healthcare Communications Expert to T1D Newbie

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    [We’re happy to introduce the newest member of our team, Jill Petrie, who serves as communications director for T1D Exchange and Glu!] I’ve specialized in healthcare marketing for over a decade. I’ve created patient websites, training videos for doctors, even “welcome kits” for patients recently diagnosed with a disease. Sometimes, I wondered whether a new […]

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  9. The Pizza Study

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    You may have a certain image that comes to mind when you think of a clinical trial. But did you know that a study can involve eating pizza? Our friend Scott Scolnick, who has written about being an enthusiastic foodie in the past, recently participated in a study at Joslin to optimize bolusing for pizza, […]

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  10. Connecting People—and Science

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    Research is such a vague concept to most people—except perhaps actual researchers. For many years of living with diabetes it was easy for me to dismiss—because it didn’t make me feel anything—and that’s a problem I am working to address as Special Projects Manager for T1D Exchange because I think it’s a pretty widespread issue. […]

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