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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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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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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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There are many challenges revolving around nutrition, whether you are living with or caring for someone with T1D. Counting carbs, cooking meals, and addressing other food issues (such as Celiac disease) can be tricky and increase the burden of managing blood glucose. Deciding to follow specific diets are very much personal choices; however, personal choice […]

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In part two of our series on type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease (CD), we interviewed Stacey Cunnington, a college student who as diagnosed with T1D in 2011 and then diagnosed with CD just a couple of months later. We wanted to know how she deals with both diseases on a daily basis and […]

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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Last summer, we asked the Glu community to weigh in on exercise and type 1 diabetes. This survey, a collaboration between T1D Exchange and Drs. Jordan Pinsker and David Kerr of the William Sansum Diabetes Center, provided valuable insight with respect to how people manage their blood glucose before, during and after exercise. Here is […]

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

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Six months ago, a small group of us from Boston and Northern New England gathered to discuss our interest in bringing a Glu Event to the seacoast region of New Hampshire to serve a new group of Glu users and people affected by type 1. We brainstormed topics of interest that would be most helpful […]

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A certified personal trainer and diabetes coach provides advice on what works for getting started and staying active while managing blood glucose levels. —Christel Oerum Exercise is important for people with type 1 diabetes to stay healthy, even if it does add a new layer of complication to blood glucose management. From my years working […]

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