T1D Exchange Glu Reaches 25,000 Members

-Craig Idlebrook

It is with immense pride that we can share that there are now 25,000 registered T1D Exchange Glu members. We’d like to thank each and every one of you participating in this community through your discussions, posts, and questions. Your engagement has supported countless others living with type 1 diabetes and helped advance diabetes research, and it’s an honor for all of us at T1D Exchange to work with you.  

Since T1D Exchange Glu (AKA Glu) was launched in late 2011, we’ve asked over 2,500 Question(s) of the Day about life with type 1 diabetes.

Our first diabetes-related Question of the Day, with nine, count ‘em, nine responses.

A quick back-of-the-envelope estimate suggests you have provided much more than half a million answers in return. In addition, you’ve raised countless questions of your own, and sparked critical dialogue on everything from treatment options to insulin pricing to what it means to be a community for caregivers, providers, and people with type 1 diabetes.

This community is constantly evolving, and we are constantly adapting with it for how to best meet your needs. In the last couple of years, you may have noticed that we redesigned T1D Exchange Glu, and began to offer a steadier and more diverse stream of news about life with type 1 diabetes, relevant research, and treatment options.

Just as many of you share your experiences with us daily, we want to share as much insight, news, and research as you can use in your day-to-day life.

We also want to provide new research opportunities on T1D Exchange Glu, as you may have seen in our most recent article about the T1D Exchange Registry:

“There has never been a significant, long-standing, and publicly accessible data set in the United States specifically for type 1 diabetes– but the T1D Exchange Registry can change that. Now every member of the type 1 diabetes community can make a difference through research, just by adding experiences and data to the T1D Exchange Registry.

In the future, participants will also be offered opportunities to take part in additional studies related to type 1 diabetes through this Registry. The next phase of the Registry launch will also include a mobile-friendly solution and a new participant dashboard.”

Twenty-five thousand is a nice round number, but so is 50,000…and 100,000. Please share T1D Exchange Glu with friends, family, and colleagues in the type 1 diabetes communities, and don’t be shy about suggesting new ways we can support you.

Again, thank you for taking part!

 

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