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  1. You Told Glu: Retinopathy One of the Most Feared Complications

    Despite the daily burden of management in type 1 diabetes, many people worry about complications. In fact, in a Glu Question of the Day, out of 563 responders, nearly half (44%) reported that they think about complications always or frequently. One of the most feared complications can be the threat of losing your vision. What […]

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  1. You Told Glu! Retinopathy in the Glu Community

      Good News! In a Question of the Day, an overwhelming majority (81% of 477) Glu participants indicated that they have been screened for diabetic retinopathy at some point in the past. However, it is important to get screened regularly!   Getting Screened Out of 537 people polled in the Glu community, 33% (175) reported […]

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  2. A Day without My CGM: I Couldn’t Do It

    I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t go a day—wait, let’s be real here—more than four hours without my continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Why? Okay, maybe because I’m nearly eight months pregnant and knowing each single number is critical to not only my health, but my child’s, but holy moly I’m addicted to that info. I even […]

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  3. You Told Glu: The Connection between Stress and Diabetes Burnout

    Everyone experiences stress from time to time. This is normal and healthy—many scientists consider stress to be physiologically adaptive, when it occurs in moderation. However, coping with a chronic disease, such as type 1 diabetes, requires constant management. Diabetes-related stress can become overwhelming and harmful. Stress can also make it more difficult to manage fluctuations […]

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  1. You Told Glu! Six-Word Memoirs about Life with Type 1 Diabetes

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      We know you love answering our Question of the Day.  It’s obvious from the hundreds of responses and lively discussions that follow each and every day, 365 days a year.  While this patient-driven real-world information helps drive research in various ways (including highlighting areas that warrant more in-depth study, assisting member companies developing new […]

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  2. Type 1 Diabetes and Intimacy: Reducing Burden in the Bedroom

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    Here on Glu, we offer people living with type 1 diabetes the chance to be open and honest, sharing challenges and gaining support from others who know how much this disease can get in the way of life. Having an anonymous forum allows us to gain real perspective on some deeply personal matters. Several months […]

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  3. You Told Glu: Diabetes Devices A Double-edged Sword Overnight

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    It’s been well documented that poor sleep quality affects overall health in a negative way. But what if you must wake up at night, in order to manage an existing disease? This is certainly the case with type 1 diabetes (T1D), where people get up at night to correct blood glucose (BG) and/or in response […]

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  4. You Told Glu: More Than 1/3 of T1Ds Diagnosed in Adulthood

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    Filling out your profile on Glu is important for many reasons: when you do so, it helps us better understand the community, and what research projects might be the most relevant and interesting to you. Some information from the profile is available to view on our community stats page. Looking at this page, I recently […]

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  5. You told Glu: The Lowest of the Low

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    The community’s response to one of last week’s Questions of the Day was impressive! Not only did hundreds of you respond with your lowest blood glucose (BG) reading ever, you were curious too…and asked for a graphical analysis of the overall results. Well, GluRyan and GluDanielle are here to deliver! The average ‘lowest low’ people […]

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  6. You Told Glu: Managing Blood Glucose and Exercise

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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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