1. 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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  2. A Path to Research

    Hi everyone! My name is Claire Clendenen and I have recently joined T1D Exchange as a Quality Improvement Program Coordinator. I graduated from Providence College in 2016 with a degree in health policy and management and am excited to start a career where I can connect patients, families, providers, and industry in order to improve […]

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  3. Setting Sail: When Diabetes Blows Opportunity Your Way

    Life with type 1 diabetes has many challenges. The pokes, the tears, the carb counting, the prescriptions and supplies, the insurance hassles, the worrying—I could go on and on! Any parent of a child with T1D would gladly live without it all. But once in a while, diabetes gives us something back—something we may not […]

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  4. It Takes an Army…and a Village

    Dear Friends, 14,000 people just spent 5 days learning to be better researchers, clinicians, scientists, and innovators in diabetes This is my fifteenth consecutive year attending the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions (the largest diabetes event in the world) where more than 14,000 global leaders meet to learn, share, and experience cutting-edge research and technology, […]

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  5. Polyphotonix Offers An Innovative Vision for Treating Retinopathy

    Last fall, T1D Exchange held its 1st Annual Diabetes Innovation Challenge, an open competition seeking novel treatments for diabetes. The competition introduced our partners and collaborators from industry, academic research, other diabetes nonprofits, clinical partners and patient/caregiver community to over 60 groundbreaking diabetes therapies or technologies currently in development. One of these applicants, UK-based Polyphotonix, […]

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  6. DiabeteSpeaks: Combining Perspectives across Time

    In this episode of the DiabeteSpeaks podcast, we meet Jewels, a nurse who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13. Today, she’s a mom to a daughter with type 1 and in this interview, she shares her perspective of life with T1D and what she’s learned over the years—from balancing diets […]

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  7. Meet the Newest Member of the T1D Exchange Team, Nicole Rioles

    Hello Glu members! I am new to the Glu community and T1D Exchange. I started working at Director of Quality Care and Clinical Innovation last month, in April 2017. If the term “quality improvement” is mysterious to you, it’s just as it sounds, working to improve healthcare so that patients and families have better experiences […]

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  8. 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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