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  1. Pitcher with Type 1 Diabetes Signs $21 Million Contract

    Brandon Morrow signs with the Chicago Cubs after appearing in the World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. (photo courtesy of Major League Baseball) The Chicago Cubs just made a very large financial bet on the continued health of a 33-year-old pitcher with type 1 diabetes, as they announced this month that they had signed […]

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  1. Patient Panelist Spotlight: Sandy Brooks

    Here at T1D Exchange, we are gearing up for our 5th Annual Meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The theme for this year is Aging with Type 1 Diabetes. We have a full program planned with an esteemed list of speakers ready to share their insights on research, clinical […]

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  2. Insulin for Life’s Hurricane Relief Effort

      T1D Exchange reached out to Dr. Mark Atkinson and Carol Atkinson, who have been working around the clock to get insulin and supplies to people affected by the hurricanes. Carol Atkinson, Director at Insulin for Life USA, speaks with T1D Exchange’s Dr. Alicia McAuliffe-Fogarty about the current needs of Insulin for Life to help […]

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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. 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. I Chose Type 1 Diabetes and It Changed My Life for the Better

    One of our Glu Ambassadors, Sandy Brooks, has been attended our in-person educational programs and been a big advocate for T1D Exchange for the past few years. Today she is sharing her very unique story of how and why she acquired type 1 diabetes. I’m a “surgical type 1” person with diabetes (PWD). I acquired […]

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  4. The ONE thing We Wish We Didn’t Have To Ask

    When the type 1 community comes together, we’re louder, stronger and more powerful.  T1D Exchange is a unique nonprofit that combines our collective voices to demand better treatments and better care. This week, we are highlighting the various ways in which our community has made a difference…Together One. “What is the One Thing We wish […]

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  5. Together We’re Fighting On Behalf of the T1D Community

    When the type 1 community comes together, we’re louder, stronger and more powerful.  T1D Exchange is a unique nonprofit that combines our collective voices to demand better treatments and better care. This week, we are highlighting the various ways in which our community has made a difference…Together One. “I’ve felt so lonely for all these […]

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  6. Together One: Fighting for Affordable Care

    When the type 1 community comes together, we’re louder, stronger and more powerful. T1D Exchange is a unique nonprofit that combines our collective voices to demand better treatments and better care. This week, we are highlighting the various ways in which our community has made a difference…Together One. In early 2017, with a new administration […]

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