1. Changing Diabetes in Massachusetts and Beyond


    For the past four years, Novo Nordisk has hosted Changing Diabetes Day at the Massachusetts State House in the month of November to bring awareness to diabetes and to promote advocacy for the nearly 11% of Massachusetts residents living with some form of the disease. We had the pleasure of partaking in this special event, […]

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  1. This Giving Tuesday, Make Your Diaversary Count


    “How long have you had type 1?” It’s a common question—one that starts a bond that many of us can relate to. I was diagnosed on January 15, 1989, so 2015 was my 26th diaversary. This fall marks my third year as “GluAnna” and a member of the T1D Exchange staff. Glu really is a […]

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  2. Be Inspired!


    Remember a few years back, when I wore the bionic pancreas and it was basically the best five days ever? Free of decision-making, guilt, and interrupted sleep, wearing a closed loop system renewed my hope that a mental cure of this disease could be in my lifetime, real soon. However, there were still a few […]

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  1. Autoimmune Thyroid Disease and Type 1 Diabetes: What’s the 411?

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    Thyroid disease is something we hear more and more about these days, especially among the type 1 diabetes community. You may recall from our recent article on Glu that the thyroid is responsible for stimulating the secretion of hormones by the pituitary gland in the brain. These hormones (called T3 and T4) regulate the bodies’ […]

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  2. World Diabetes Day and the History of the Blue Circle

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    We all know November is Diabetes awareness month, and November 14th is “World Diabetes Day.” But what is the meaning of the “blue circle” and why do we celebrate and advocate for diabetes so much this month? I asked Keegan Hall, the President of the Young Leaders in Diabetes Program,  to talk a bit about […]

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  3. Changing Diabetes, One Day at a Time

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    For the past four years, the Massachusetts State House has hosted Changing Diabetes Day in the month of November to bring awareness to diabetes and to promote advocacy for the nearly 11% of Massachusetts residents living with some form of the disease.  Tim Garvin, President and CEO of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, is […]

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  4. Wearing Diabetes on His Sleeve: A T1D Entrepreneur’s Mission


    You may remember the Jeep Wagoneer from the 80s (family road trips, anyone?). Well, Mike Norwood, a 37-year type 1 veteran, is bringing the wagon back in a different, not-so 80s, kind of way. It all started with Mike taking his passion for helping others and his love for his Jeep “Woody” by selling flip […]

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  5. A Future in T1D Research

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    Recently, high school senior Landon Rohrer reached out to the research team here at Glu. A top student and athlete at Northwestern High School in Ohio, Landon is a teen with type 1 diabetes who is passionate about working in a lab performing research towards a biochemical cure. As someone who has navigated the world […]

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  6. Patient Advocacy – Amplifying the Voices of T1D to Affect Change

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    Last summer, I was privileged to attend the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) annual conference in New Orleans with my Glu colleagues. With thousands of industry representatives, health care providers, advocates and experts in attendance, I met many fascinating people from throughout the diabetes community. One particularly inspiring individual I met that week was […]

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