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Insulin—our lifeline, but how do we talk about the role it has in our type 1 lives in just an hour? That topic is so vague! How on earth can you dedicate just one meeting to talking about insulin? Early in 2015 we here in Boston provided a program on insulin that was funded by […]

One of the most insightful aspects of question of the day is getting your questions as responses appear. Because so many of you have weighed in on gastroparesis, our research team went straight to work to give you an overview of this common but not-often-discussed condition. What is Gastroparesis? Gastroparesis occurs when there is a delayed emptying […]


Filling out your profile on Glu is important for many reasons: when you do so, it helps us better understand the community, and what research projects might be the most relevant and interesting to you. Some information from the profile is available to view on our community stats page. Looking at this page, I recently […]

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The community’s response to one of last week’s Questions of the Day was impressive! Not only did hundreds of you respond with your lowest blood glucose (BG) reading ever, you were curious too…and asked for a graphical analysis of the overall results. Well, GluRyan and GluDanielle are here to deliver! The average ‘lowest low’ people […]

This is the first of a three-part series on celiac disease (CD) and type 1 diabetes (T1D), researched by Glu summer intern, Ryan Brennick (GluRyan). Ever wonder what your providers are testing for when they are doing blood tests? Testing for celiac disease is popular for those with T1D, since symptoms often go unnoticed and […]

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A clinician gives his best advice, and we hear about what others with type 1 say works for them.

In recent years, there has been a lot of progress in devices and apps for managing diabetes. The race to enhance wearable technology and devices is happening at a rapid pace, and will benefit patients and healthcare providers alike with the ability to integrate data and share it more easily. According to Dr. David Agus, […]

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On Saturday, February 20th, I attended the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)’s Consensus Meeting on Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Washington, D.C. As I posted late last week, I was invited to participate in this important discussion on behalf of the patient community, with Henry Anhalt, D.O., Chief […]


Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are game changers for many people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The ability to view trends in blood sugar, treat blood sugar highs and lows before they get out of control and to be alarmed when treatment is needed, such as in the middle of the night or when someone has […]

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Here’s what you need to know.  Type 1 diabetes (T1D) care, and particularly glycemic control, does not exist in a vacuum. Even if someone with T1D were to eat the exact same diet every day, his or her insulin requirements could still change. Exercise, stress, and environmental factors can have huge impacts on blood sugar […]