1. Researchers Use PET Scan to Measure Beta Cell Mass

    Such a technique might one day help researchers devise treatments to cause dormant cells to begin to create insulin again. More research will be needed to validate this preliminary effort, however. By GluRobin/Robin Lord Yale University researchers have tested an imaging method that they hope might one day provide better options for treating type 1 […]

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  1. Marijuana and Diabetes: An Overview

    We provide a brief roundup of the research on marijuana use and diabetes, a chemical profile of the popular drug, and a snapshot of the laws surrounding its use. –GluColleenG Marijuana use is a frequent topic of conversation on Glu, our social forum for people who live with type 1 diabetes. To support our community, […]

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  2. When My CGM Fell Off, I Didn’t Want to Put it Back On

    -Nicole Rioles/GluNicoleQI A personal story of detaching from diabetes devices by the T1D Exchange’s Director of Quality Care and Clinical Innovation. Recently, I took a diabetes vacation – I began to cut back on blood glucose micromanagement in my life. This wasn’t planned – it’s just that after more than 20 years, I needed a […]

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  3. From Clinic to Company to Community: A Profile of T1D Exchange’s New CEO, Dr. Dara Schuster.

    How a varied experience in clinics, labs, and business has prepared Dr. Schuster for this moment. -Trisha Gura/GluTrisha Many connected to type 1 diabetes research or advocacy have a motivational backstory, like a family member struggling to manage the chronic condition. For endocrinologist Dara Schuster, MD, the motivation to get involved was her awe of the discipline […]

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  1. Three New Apple Watch Features for People with Type 1 Diabetes

    One Drop announced its latest Bluetooth blood glucose monitor will transmit readings directly to most Apple Watches, and two other features that may help the diabetes community. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig Today, Apple unveiled its Apple Watch Series 4, and tech health observers are noting that the latest Watch improvements provide a strong signal that Apple is […]

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  2. Independent, but Never Going it Alone, with Type 1 Diabetes

    A college sophomore with type 1 diabetes discusses how she decided to cultivate a support team to ease the burden of daily blood glucose management. By Shahd Husein/GluShahd When children move out on their own, almost all parents worry. When children with type 1 diabetes move out, their parents worry more. Allison Westley, a sophomore […]

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  3. Real-World Evidence Matters: Eight Questions with T1D Exchange’s New CEO

    Dara Schuster, MD, discusses the importance of real-world evidence in shaping care for people with type 1 diabetes, and how T1D Exchange gathers that information for researchers.   -Trisha Gura/GluTrisha When T1D Exchange decided to hire its new chief executive officer, the organization sought an individual who could bridge the worlds of healthcare, industry, and patient […]

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  4. 5 Questions for a Researcher in Autoantibodies and Type 1 Diabetes

    In this interview with T1D Exchange – Glu, Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler discusses the importance of research to find early markers to detect type 1 diabetes. —Amy Bevan–GluMom, GluDanielle; GluAmy; and Dr. Henry Anhalt We sat down with Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, Chair of Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes at the Technische Universität München School of Medicine, to discuss her research […]

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  5. FDA Warns of Risk of Rare, Serious Infection With Use of SGLT2 Inhibitors

    Twelve people who took the class of drugs developed a rare form of gangrene in the genital area over a five-year period. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig The FDA has warned that those who use a class of diabetes drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors could be at risk of a rare, potentially life-threatening infection in the genital […]

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  6. The ER Doctor Ordered Insulin When She Was Hypoglycemic

    How one father of a girl with type 1 diabetes stood in the way to prevent a grave medical error. –Linda Crasco/Linda C It’s the middle of the night, and Joe* hears his seven-year-old daughter cry out. His wife, who gave birth to their second son only a few weeks before, is still sleeping beside […]

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