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  1. The New Complication: Aging with Type 1 Diabetes

    With incredible breakthroughs in diabetes technology, therapy and clinical care, people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are living longer than ever. But as people age, they take on a whole separate host of challenges that are compounded by T1D. Many fear they will not have the self-reliance, care, support, or financial resources necessary to manage […]

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Having a Positive Mental Attitude: It Matters in Type 1

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      May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the elephant in the room nowadays seems to be the fact that mental health comes to into play for almost every school shooting and suicide, and so many other tragic life events. Why can’t we prevent them? During my blogging of the bionic pancreas series, back in […]

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  1. Clinical Expert Weighs in on Celiac Screening and Treatment

      In part three of our series on type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease (CD), we interviewed Dr. Edwin Liu, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the director of the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease. We wanted to know how he screens people for CD, how CD changes diabetes management, and any […]

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  2. Project Pizza: A Slice of T1D Research with GluAlex

    Has there ever been a food more beloved and yet more challenging for people with type 1 diabetes? Something about that high carb/high fat mix makes pizza both incredibly delicious and incredibly difficult to control blood sugar! Here at Glu, GluAlex attempted to find the right pizza bolus. Here’s what he learned: Project Pizza Night […]

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  3. DiabeteSpeaks: The Hard Truth about Medicaid

    In this episode of the DiabeteSpeaks podcast, we talk with Jess, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 29. Four years later, she digs deep in this intense interview and tells us not only about being diagnosed, but the challenges she faces by being reliant on Medicaid, what can happen in […]

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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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