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Bigfoot system on striped background with investigational watermark

  We all want to get our hands on the latest and greatest technology in type 1 diabetes, and it appears a closed-loop system is on the horizon. With several players in the race to bring artificial pancreas technology to market, one company to watch is Bigfoot Biomedical. We recently connected with Founder & CEO […]

Gloria Loring and sons

  Gloria Loring is a long-time advocate for the type 1 diabetes community, turning adversity into action by first using her platform as a television actor on the soap opera Days of our Lives to raise money for JDRF in the early 1980s through a celebrity cookbook. Seven books and various Congressional hearings and JDRF […]


As recently reported by Fox News and other media outlets, depression is a common effect of type 1 diabetes (T1D). In fact, people with type 1 diabetes may be up to four times more likely than the general population to develop depression1. Due to these startling statistics, GluAnna and GluDanielle have teamed up to examine […]

Dare to be Different


Sierra Sandison wasn’t always strutting her insulin pump confidently across a Miss America pageant stage. Before she was Miss Idaho spreading awareness and supporting young people with type 1, she was a shy, embarrassed girl who hated being different. As a teenage girl and now an adult who grew up with type 1, I can […]

We provide an overview of this issue and take an in-depth look at the autoantibody research of Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, Chair of Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes at the Technische Universität München School of Medicine. —Amy Bevan–GluMom, GluDanielle; GluAmy; and Dr. Henry Anhalt   Prof. Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, Chair of Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes at the Technische Universität München School […]

Bevan Family

In the nearly two years since my son Miles (8) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my wife, Amy (GluMom), and I have done as much as possible to educate ourselves, advocate for awareness and support others with T1D. One of our priorities was to participate in a clinical trial program called TrialNet, which explores […]


It’s well-known that if both mom and dad have pre-existing type 1 diabetes, the chances are higher that their children may develop it. But what is it like when you’re a parent and those all-too familiar symptoms start to present themselves in your child? We recently had the chance to talk to two moms with […]


Here at Glu and T1D Exchange, we’re big on innovation. In fact, it’s at the heart of our patient-centric model, which combines a Clinic Network of more than 70 clinics across the US, a Clinic Registry with data from 26,000+ people with T1D, a Biobank housing a collection of biosamples, and Glu, our patient/caregiver online […]

  Two moms of children with type 1 diabetes share what T1D summer camp meant for their families.  —Amy Bevan–GluMom Two moms, Colleen O’Connell (CO) of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and Lisa Corcoran (LC) of York, Maine, sent their daughters to Camp Carefree, a diabetes camp in New Durham, New Hampshire, for two weeks in early August. […]

Getting back into the swing of the school routine is never fun for anyone—new alarm clock times, bedtime rituals, packing lunches, and homework—yuck! For those of us living with type 1 diabetes, it adds an entirely different set of challenges. Diagnosed in kindergarten in 1989, one of my tasks was to count out 22 goldfish […]