What’s Happening on Glu

  1. Dear @CrossFit: An Open Letter


    To Whom It May Concern: This is a missive for all those who use their public position, power, and audience in public and the media to use words like “diabetes” and “diabetic” as pejoratives—while spreading catchy memes, rife with misinformation that ultimately make it harder for us actually living with diabetes to be healthy. Feeding […]

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  2. Glu Intern Ben Mains Returns!


    The long-awaited summer has finally arrived after an unorthodox school year, which means I’m back at Glu and the T1D Exchange! I am beyond excited to return to the fun-filled, energetic atmosphere at Glu, as it gives me a chance to get away from my quaquaversal teenage life. During this summer’s internship, I hope to […]

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  3. CrossFit Controversy

    Crossfit Tweet

      Exercise to me has always been something I’ve enjoyed—for both the physical benefits and mental aspects, whether it’s a walk in the park, or a track work out, I just feel good. With type 1 diabetes, exercise can pose a challenge in planning and executing because of timing of the insulin and food intake […]

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  4. A World of Apps

    We all know that diabetes management is a 24/7 job. But for smartphone or tablet users, there are several mobile apps available to help us do that job. Through a recent Question of the Day, we asked the Glu community for your favorite apps and online tools, and nearly 75 of you responded with your […]

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  5. Recent Findings from the T1D Exchange Clinic Registry

    A1c by Age T1DX

    T1D Exchange Clinic Registry data find a stagnant situation as little has changed in 25 years; underscores need for new technologies to help teens manage their disease In a sweeping analysis assessing the current state of diabetes treatment in the U.S., T1D Exchange researchers conclude that there remains considerable room for improving treatment outcomes in […]

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  6. An Overview of ADA’s 75th Scientific Sessions: Questions about Technology

    I’ve attended my fair share of conferences. But the biggest diabetes conference in the world—ADA’s Scientific Sessions? It didn’t really sink in until I checked in at the press room and picked up the materials—the program alone was 450 pages, and the book listing the summaries of the 2,000+ abstracts being presented was massive. My […]

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  7. FDA Issues Safety Statement that SGLT-2 Inhibitors May Cause Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Anne Peters MD

    [Editor’s note: several months ago, we ran an article after Dr. Anne Peters of the University of Southern California reported some patients who took SGLT-2 inhibitors like Invokana off-label experienced diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) while ill and even having evidently normal blood glucose levels. Our friends at diaTribe have posted an update after the FDA recently […]

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  8. From Camper to Counselor


    Growing up with type 1 diabetes can often make you feel like an outcast. You can feel the difference between you and the other kids on the playground. That all changed when I first attended Clara Barton Camp, in North Oxford, Massachusetts. I quickly grew to love being surrounded by peers who knew exactly what […]

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  9. Funding Research in Type 1 Diabetes


    What goes into funding research in type 1 diabetes? We had the chance to talk with Gina Agiostratidou, PhD, MBA, who is the senior program officer of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Type 1 Diabetes Program. In this role, she oversees the research grant portfolio, and identifies and validates new research […]

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  10. 11 Days: Giving the Bionic Pancreas a Workout

    Ben Tzeel

    I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the 10 individuals to participate the bionic pancreas trial at the Chapel Hill clinical site! Given that I’ve had a few weeks to reflect on my experience, I’ll try to run through the highlights to give you a sense as to what my experience was […]

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