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  1. Polls: What Glu Users Struggle to Discuss About Type 1 Diabetes with Doctors

    Diabetes burnout and financial hardship top the list. -Linda Crasco/Linda C When you talk with your medical care provider about your type 1 diabetes, does your discussion go beyond your A1C numbers to talk about the impact diabetes is having on your life? We recently asked the Glu community three poll questions about this, and […]

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  1. Alternative and Complementary Therapies Among Glu Users with Type 1 Diabetes

    We polled Glu members about supplements, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and reiki. By GluColleenG Almost a third of American adults use complementary or alternative medical treatments, according to a 2015 survey from the National Institutes of Health. It’s not surprising, then, that a significant number of people with type 1 diabetes might also opt to try these […]

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  2. Half of Glu Users with Type 1 Diabetes Have Seen a Mental Health Provider

    Glu poll data finds that nearly half of our respondents have seen a mental health provider, but that few have seen one with knowledge about type 1 diabetes. Text by GluCraig and poll figures provided by GluColleen There is growing awareness that many with type 1 diabetes need more mental health support than they are […]

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  3. What Month is Most Common for a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis?

      We take a look at Glu user data and a large longitudinal study to see which month is the most popular to celebrate a diaversary. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig Recently, GluColleenG took a look at Glu user profile data to see what month Glu users were diagnosed. As you can see from the chart above, while the […]

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  1. You Told Glu: Retinopathy One of the Most Feared Complications

    Despite the daily burden of management in type 1 diabetes, many people worry about complications. In fact, in a Glu Question of the Day, out of 563 responders, nearly half (44%) reported that they think about complications always or frequently. One of the most feared complications can be the threat of losing your vision. What […]

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  2. You Told Glu! Retinopathy in the Glu Community

      Good News! In a Question of the Day, an overwhelming majority (81% of 477) Glu participants indicated that they have been screened for diabetic retinopathy at some point in the past. However, it is important to get screened regularly!   Getting Screened Out of 537 people polled in the Glu community, 33% (175) reported […]

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  3. Paving the Road to Automated Insulin Delivery: The Important Role of Nonprofits

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    Over the past decade the type 1 diabetes community has been working together to develop and deliver new solutions that will improve outcomes with type 1 diabetes—while relieving the burden. When it comes to automated insulin delivery (AID), our community has invested a lot – hundreds of millions of dollars, years of research, innovation and […]

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  4. Parenting with T1D and not getting enough ZZZZZs? You’re not alone.

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      Getting quality sleep with T1D is a big issue. In fact, nighttime T1D care was identified in a T1D Exchange study as the ‘most challenging physical task’ in T1D management. Dr. Sarah Jaser, a pediatric psychologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who conducts behavioral research to promote the best outcomes in children with diabetes […]

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