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  1. GluAnna is Back…with a Baby…and Some Tips!

    Planning for a pregnancy with type 1 diabetes and enduring all the blood, sweat, and tears (literally) is something I expected and dealt with, plus all the continuous demands of managing type 1. There are dozens of blogs and stories online and social media groups and pages dedicated to planning a pregnancy, even specifically breastfeeding […]

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  1. A Cry for Help: When Diabetes Strikes, Friends Turn to GluMom

      “My step-sister’s six-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with diabetes (literally diagnosed last night and is in MGH PICU). Although my family is familiar with diabetes I know that you are a wealth of CURRENT information! Any advice, articles, or websites that I can give to her would be so helpful! Thank you!” “I have […]

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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. Setting Sail: When Diabetes Blows Opportunity Your Way

    Life with type 1 diabetes has many challenges. The pokes, the tears, the carb counting, the prescriptions and supplies, the insurance hassles, the worrying—I could go on and on! Any parent of a child with T1D would gladly live without it all. But once in a while, diabetes gives us something back—something we may not […]

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  1. Diabetes Educators: Your Allies in T1D Management

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    You probably met with a diabetes educator when you (or your child) were first diagnosed, learning what you needed to know about type 1 diabetes and how to live well with this brand new condition. Your educator may have worked with you to develop a daily diabetes management plan, teaching you about taking insulin and […]

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  2. Tiny Miracles: Glu Studying Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes

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    Not too long ago, women with type 1 diabetes were told they should never get pregnant – that it was too difficult to manage blood sugar, and therefore, too risky for both the mother and unborn child. Today, thanks to advanced therapies and technologies, women with type 1 diabetes can and do have healthy pregnancies […]

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  3. More Awareness, Better Treatment Needed for Diabulimia

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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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  4. Did You Know: Disordered Eating Common in Teens with T1D

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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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  5. Glu and ADA Teaming Up for Mental Health Initiative

    “Emotional support would be very nice right now. As a 19-year old young woman, I like to look forward to my life and my future, not fear it like I do everyday. I hate thinking about what could happen. I hate feeling this way.”  “My anxiety and depression are so profound that I don’t know […]

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