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Kristen Rice CDE

In an effort to understand how certified diabetes educators (CDEs) work with teens, I interviewed Kristen Rice. I have been meeting with Kristen for the past eight years, and she has really helped me in so many ways that go beyond diabetes management—she’s helped me develop as a person. It’s important to make a good […]

Amy at table FFL2015

The Glu team has returned from the International Children with Diabetes’ 16th annual Friends for Life Conference in Orlando. For six days, hundreds of families affected by type 1 diabetes came together from all over the U.S. and the world, and Glu was there to share our mission of getting the type 1 community involved […]


When my oldest child was born, I spent 12 happy weeks immersing myself into motherhood. I had a fairly good gig—Sarah was an easygoing baby who slept well from the start and smiled willingly as long as she was fed and dry. It was hard not to be in love with this tiny creature and […]

The Five Followers


After wearing the Dexcom Share for a couple of days and getting used to seeing my own numbers on my phone, I thought, “Okay I’ll start inviting people to follow me and my blood sugar graph using the Dexcom ‘follow’ app on their Apple devices.” I sent an email to a few people and they […]

Four of a Kind

Caitlin Lang Family Photo Final

While statistics show that family history is a contributing factor in the development of type 1 diabetes, it is rare to find a family like the Langs. Caitlin Lang, her husband Kevin, and their six-year-old identical twin daughters Kayley and Addison are a family of four living with type 1 in the Boston area. We […]

Steve and baby

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 16 years old—16 years ago. I’d like to think that I’ve been pretty successful with my diabetes management. I don’t live in the shadow of my condition—in fact I have thrived because of it. It has taken me some amazing places that people with diabetes, […]

A mother of a child with type 1 diabetes wonders whether to celebrate her child’s first year since a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. —Amy Bevan–GluMom My family passed an important diabetes milestone: my seven-year-old son Miles’ first diabetes anniversary on October 23. As the “diaversary” approached, I grew excited and proud that we would soon […]

A T1D Exchange study finds earlier diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and lower rates of DKA for children and adolescents of parents with type 1 diabetes. Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who have at least one parent with T1D had less diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at diagnosis and were diagnosed slightly sooner than […]

Mom 2

At one time or another, many of us have been mom-shamed. Whether it’s breast-feeding vs. bottle-feeding, working vs. staying at home, or conventional vs. organic food, this recent phenomenon of judging one another’s parenting choices, especially on social media, makes an already tough job even more difficult. But what happens when you add type 1 […]

Camp Photo AF

This past summer I was privileged to be able to provide medical supervision for around 70 young gentlemen with diabetes attending Camp Joslin. I am an adult endocrinologist in Boston with a particular interest in working with young adults with type 1 diabetes in “my regular day job.” I often hear such positive stories from […]