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We provide an overview of this all-too-common complication of type 1 diabetes. Take a breath and read about it when you’re ready, because it’s important to know what it is. —Danielle Gianferante St. Pierre We know this isn’t a pleasant subject, so we’re going to skip the pleasant intro and go right to the facts. What […]

  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 […]


  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 […]

Think you're alone in having to pause sex because of blood glucose swings? As our poll shows, you're in good company!

Another survey of Glu users also found that 74 percent of respondents lose sleep several times a week because of device alarms. -Danielle Gianferante/GluDanielle 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? […]


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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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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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 […]


I may live in a small town, but it’s nothing but sleepy. In fact, after four years at a larger-than-life university and five years in the city, I’ve been invited to more parties in my cute little historic Maine town than ever before. I’m not sure if it’s the absence of a grocery store or […]

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Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a force to be reckoned with, every hour of every day. Managing one’s blood sugar is hard enough during the day, while trying to work, study, exercise or play. But when night falls, patients, parents and loved ones wage war over something most people take for granted: quality, uninterrupted sleep. […]