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  1. 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


      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


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


    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. GluAnna Presents: The Need for Online Patient Communities

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    Twenty-seven years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was given a meter, several prescriptions, and loads of pamphlets for my family to read and educate themselves. Thanks to millions of dollars poured into research, and the dedication of health care professionals and patient advocates, we now have advanced technology driving us to […]

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  5. You Told Glu: Six Word Memoirs on Counting Carbs


    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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  6. You Told Glu! 2015’s Top Questions of the Day


    Its almost 2016…crazy! Where on earth did this year go?  2015 was an awesome year for the Glu community. We had six Glu events and meet-ups, over 8,000 new users join the site, and nearly 98,000 comments to all our Questions of the Day (QOTD). Phew! Because so much of our mission involves YOU, the […]

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