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  1. Aretha Franklin, Who Had Diabetes, Passes Away

    The Queen of Soul was private about her diabetes and her health concerns. We gather what she disclosed about her health over the years. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died from pancreatic cancer. Reviewing published reports about her health in the wake of her passing, it becomes clear she was as […]

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  1. Hypo-RESOLVE: A Global Push to Define Hypoglycemia

    For perhaps the first time ever, researchers are trying to standardize the definition of hypoglycemia and its aftereffects. T1D Exchange is providing important biological samples and data to help with the effort. By Shahd Husein/GluShahd Imagine three doctors locked in a dark room with an elephant. One, grasping the trunk, decides it’s a fire hose. The […]

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  2. Blood Sugar Management When You’re Sick to Your Stomach

    A young woman with type 1 diabetes and her father discuss her experience juggling type 1 diabetes and upset stomach. By Marissa Town (Marissa Town), BSN, RN, CDE, and Jeff Hitchcock (Jeff), founder of Children with Diabetes The Parent Perspective (Jeff) When I was a parent of an college-aged child with type 1 diabetes, my […]

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  3. An Insole That Monitors for Foot Ulcers

    An Insole That Monitors for Foot Ulcers See a short video about one of the 10 finalists for the T1D Diabetes Innovation Challenge and vote for your favorite finalist. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig The Diabetes Innovation Challenge allows the type 1 diabetes community to hear the elevator pitches of the potential next generation of innovators in diabetes […]

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  1. I Had to Choose Between CGM Sensors and Better Housing

    Opinion When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was a 10-year-old who had zero understanding of phrases like “health insurance”, “deductible”, “premium”, or “copay.” As I got older, I learned more about how health insurance worked, but it took me into adulthood to understand how coverage and out-of-pocket costs could affect my ability […]

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  2. How to Travel with Celiac Disease

    An experienced traveler with celiac shares 10 tips learned from her experience traveling abroad. Celiac disease, like type 1 diabetes, is an autoimmune disorder caused by the body’s reaction to gluten. People with type 1 diabetes are more prone to other autoimmune disorders than the average population, and the incidence of celiac disease in those […]

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  3. Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes Have High Preeclampsia Rate: Study

    Researchers also found that women with Type 1 who planned for pregnancy had lower A1C scores at conception and reported better health outcomes during pregnancy. The results of a recent T1D Exchange study underscored the value of prepping for a pregnancy with Type 1 diabetes. The study found that women with Type 1 diabetes who […]

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  4. 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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  5. The Eternal Optimist: Seeing Diabetes through a New Lens

    Laughter in the lunch line. Running in the halls. Hugs all around. This is the essence of Friends for Life, the annual family-centric conference hosted by Children with Diabetes (CWD) every summer in Orlando, Florida. One cannot attend Friends for Life without feeling the powerful embrace of others who live just like you. The colored […]

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