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Managing Night Shifts

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It has been just over fifteen years since I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and two years since I became a registered nurse. My desire to become a nurse stemmed from many things, but most influential in my decision was my experience with T1D. Now two years into my career, it turns out the […]

A 25-Year Journey

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  The Lilly Diabetes Journey Award program recognizes people at milestone years for diabetes management. Glu community managers Anna Floreen and Bill Woods received their bronze 25-year medals recently, and share their reflections on living with diabetes. Anna’s Reflection Twenty-five years is a long time. Okay, maybe not for some people who have lived decades […]

T1D Discover Age of DX

Glu, part of T1D Exchange, works with a network of more than 70 clinics, a registry of data from more than 26,000 patients, and a sample repository that supports researchers from industry and academia. The T1D Exchange Clinic Registry bolsters the development of projects and programs in type 1 diabetes by helping researchers characterize individuals […]

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Tommy and James (made up names) are eighth graders. Both have T1, and live in Fairbanks. We’d been chatting at a restaurant for about an hour during dinner, when James’s arched eyebrows began to worry me. Did I have food on my chin? Tommy almost screamed, “What are you doing?” Tommy and James’s distress for […]

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A certified diabetes educator discusses what the condition is, how it might affect blood glucose management, and strategies for minimizing your risk.

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On February 19, Jennifer LeBlanc from Medtronic joined us at the T1D Exchange offices here in Boston to talk about the development of the MiniMed 530G with Enlite and how the company worked with the FDA on the approval process. After her presentation, we heard from a panel of six people who have been using […]

In Pursuit of Balance

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When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my family’s focus was instantly turned to understanding new terms, like “blood sugar” and “A1C” and trying to figure out how to make sense of the urinalysis kit that was sent home with us from the hospital. For several months, my family and I worked through the […]

David vs. Diabetes Goliath

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Diabetes Goliath is a relentless, mighty beast with night-and-day vicious endurance that I have battled consistently for twenty-five years and counting. At first look, this unmanageable nightmare of self-discipline can seem to be a 24-hour-a-day war zone disease, destroying anyone’s blood sugar balancing act. This Diabetes Goliath listens to no one, its combat strategy can […]

Before Bill Goes Bionic

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Wow, I am like a kid in a candy shop that can’t, yet, eat the candy. Today is the day I officially start the Beacon Hill Study (or Bionic Pancreas)! This afternoon, I get the CGM sensor inserted so it can be better calibrated for the Bionic Pancreas to do more accurate adjustments. So, what […]

Technology Through The Years

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My name is Chester Lynn Wickwire (I go by my middle name) and have lived with type 1 diabetes for 68 years, diagnosed in October 1944, at four and a half at the Yale New Haven Hospital. I am now 72, married, with a son and a daughter and two granddaughters, none of whom have […]