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  1. Half-Unit Insulin Pen Survey

    Glu has a new opportunity to get involved in research! In this study, we aim to understand characteristics of people with type 1 diabetes who have used and who have never used half-unit insulin pens, as well as preferences in devices. Whether you currently use a half-unit insulin pen, used one in the past, or […]

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  1. 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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  2. Join Glu in Central Massachusetts for Family Diabetes Day!

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    Central Mass folks-come join us at the Family Diabetes Day! Glu is co-hosting this program with the American Diabetes Association to bring you a day of fun for all ages. We’ll have age-appropriate break outs for kids, teens, parents, and adults with type 1 as well as panel discussions and research updates including the Bionic […]

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  3. SGLT-2 Inhibitors Associated with DKA in Type 1 Patients, Warnings Now Required

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    The FDA recently mandated that users of SGLT-2 inhibitor drugs be warned of the risks of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) after receiving more than 70 reports of DKA. The agency previously issued a safety statement regarding these drugs’ potential dangerous side effects. SGLT-2 inhibitors, such as empagliflozin (Jardiance), dapagliflozin (Farxiga), and canagliflozin (Invokana), are a promising […]

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  1. Did you know? Steroid Medications Known to Increase Insulin Requirements

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    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 (BG) management. And, environmental factors can […]

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  2. New Film Explains Monogenic Diabetes

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    An intriguing film was shown at this year’s ADA Scientific Sessions in Boston. Journey of a Miracle: Freedom from Insulin tells the story of several families who had children who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, but actually had monogenic diabetes. Dr. Louis Philipson of the University of Chicago introduced the film to the standing-room-only […]

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  3. FDA Issues Safety Statement that SGLT-2 Inhibitors May Cause Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Anne Peters MD

    [Editor’s note: several months ago, we ran an article after Dr. Anne Peters of the University of Southern California reported some patients who took SGLT-2 inhibitors like Invokana off-label experienced diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) while ill and even having evidently normal blood glucose levels. Our friends at diaTribe have posted an update after the FDA recently […]

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  4. Glu Event Recap & Podcast: Examining Insulins of Today and Tomorrow

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    This event was recorded and is available to stream or download here. Cover the carbs, correct highs, treat lows and don’t correct in under three hours from the last bolus. That, in a nutshell, is what my husband and I have been doing for our son Miles for the past year and a half. Perhaps […]

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  5. Giving to Glu: A Supporter’s Story

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    Why support Glu? What’s in it for you? I have had type 1 diabetes for almost 47 years now. My family of eight was visiting relatives in the eighth month of 1968, when, at the age of 8, my life changed forever. I was taken to a small hospital in Lynchburg, Virginia, admitted with a […]

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  6. Back to the Future: Examining Insulins of Today and Tomorrow

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    As we prepare for our next Glu community event on March 31, it made me stop and think long and hard about what insulin actually is and does. When was the last time you were trained on the timing and duration of insulin? What do you wish you knew about the types of insulin, or […]

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