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  1. A Cry for Help: When Diabetes Strikes, Friends Turn to GluMom

      “My step-sister’s six-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with diabetes (literally diagnosed last night and is in MGH PICU). Although my family is familiar with diabetes I know that you are a wealth of CURRENT information! Any advice, articles, or websites that I can give to her would be so helpful! Thank you!” “I have […]

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  1. Medicare and CGM Coverage: A New Landscape

    Background: Medicare was virtually the last large insurer not to cover CGM The type 1 diabetes community achieved a long sought and hard fought victory on January 12, 2017, when the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would cover Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). This came after a decision from the Food […]

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  2. Limiting Low and High Blood Sugars During and After Exercise

    Exercise can be amazing, empowering, and uplifting, but it can also sometimes be a frustrating experience. If you live with diabetes and your blood sugars just won’t cooperate when working out, you know what I’m talking about. Not cool! But can you imagine a world where you felt comfortable exercising, knowing that your exercise, food, […]

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  3. National DNA Day and T1D Research

    We’re kicking off a new series with our collaborative science team! As T1D Exchange continues to grow, we’re launching a number of new projects and look forward to sharing more about our research and programs. To start off the science series, we’re celebrating National DNA Day to commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project […]

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  1. Diabetes Educators: Your Allies in T1D Management

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    You probably met with a diabetes educator when you (or your child) were first diagnosed, learning what you needed to know about type 1 diabetes and how to live well with this brand new condition. Your educator may have worked with you to develop a daily diabetes management plan, teaching you about taking insulin and […]

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  2. For Some Providers, Patient Burden is a Top Focus

    A recent blog post by Riva Greenberg made its way through the DOC (diabetes online community) last week, creating a vibrant conversation between people with type 1 diabetes and patient advocates. The post was in response to a quote by Victor Montori, M.D., who made claims about health care providers ignoring the “work of being […]

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  3. CMS Announces CGM Coverage for Medicare Patients; T1D Exchange Data Supported Decision

    The diabetes community is rejoicing over today’s announcement that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have published new criteria for covering the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) system for all people with diabetes on intensive insulin therapy. This decision comes after years of hard work, rigorous studies and advocacy by many […]

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  4. Tiny Miracles: Glu Studying Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes

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    Not too long ago, women with type 1 diabetes were told they should never get pregnant – that it was too difficult to manage blood sugar, and therefore, too risky for both the mother and unborn child. Today, thanks to advanced therapies and technologies, women with type 1 diabetes can and do have healthy pregnancies […]

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  5. More Awareness, Better Treatment Needed for Diabulimia

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    As part of our Mental Health Collaboration Efforts with the American Diabetes Association, one of our key focus areas is around nutrition and disordered eating. Ann Goebel-Fabbri, a clinical psychologist and published author based in Boston, recently talked with us about the important issue of eating disorders in diabetes and the journey of recovery. Eating […]

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  6. Did You Know: Disordered Eating Common in Teens with T1D

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    Obsessive thinking is practically required in successfully managing T1D: Did I count my carbs accurately? Did I bolus at the right time? The list of food and insulin related obsessions goes on. You can do all of the right things, and still somehow have fluctuations in your blood glucose, especially when eating particularly tricky foods. […]

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