1. Together One: Fighting for Affordable Care

    When the type 1 community comes together, we’re louder, stronger and more powerful. T1D Exchange is a unique nonprofit that combines our collective voices to demand better treatments and better care. This week, we are highlighting the various ways in which our community has made a difference…Together One. In early 2017, with a new administration […]

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  2. Having a Positive Mental Attitude: It Matters in Type 1


      May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the elephant in the room nowadays seems to be the fact that mental health comes to into play for almost every school shooting and suicide, and so many other tragic life events. Why can’t we prevent them? During my blogging of the bionic pancreas series, back in […]

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  3. One Story. One Survey.

    It pains a little to write this. Not because I’m not excited about what’s to come, but still stings knowing what could have been. We type 1s are not only diagnosed with diabetes when we’re often admitted to the hospital or told of our new illness, we’re diagnosed with resilience, strength, and courage. Although worry […]

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  4. Clinical Expert Weighs in on Celiac Screening and Treatment

      In part three of our series on type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease (CD), we interviewed Dr. Edwin Liu, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the director of the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease. We wanted to know how he screens people for CD, how CD changes diabetes management, and any […]

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  5. National DNA Day and T1D Research

    We’re kicking off a new series with our collaborative science team! As T1D Exchange continues to grow, we’re launching a number of new projects and look forward to sharing more about our research and programs. To start off the science series, we’re celebrating National DNA Day to commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project […]

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  6. Project Pizza: A Slice of T1D Research with GluAlex

    Has there ever been a food more beloved and yet more challenging for people with type 1 diabetes? Something about that high carb/high fat mix makes pizza both incredibly delicious and incredibly difficult to control blood sugar! Here at Glu, GluAlex attempted to find the right pizza bolus. Here’s what he learned: Project Pizza Night […]

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  7. Diabetes Educators: Your Allies in T1D Management

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    You probably met with a diabetes educator when you (or your child) were first diagnosed, learning what you needed to know about type 1 diabetes and how to live well with this brand new condition. Your educator may have worked with you to develop a daily diabetes management plan, teaching you about taking insulin and […]

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  8. For Some Providers, Patient Burden is a Top Focus

    A recent blog post by Riva Greenberg made its way through the DOC (diabetes online community) last week, creating a vibrant conversation between people with type 1 diabetes and patient advocates. The post was in response to a quote by Victor Montori, M.D., who made claims about health care providers ignoring the “work of being […]

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  9. “Not Good Enough”: How One Dad Led the Change in Diabetes Devices through Grassroots Research and Collaboration

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    For over 15 years, academic leaders in clinical research and engineering worked with funders, patient groups and industry to support the advancement of AID. In 2002, Bigfoot Biomedical CEO Jeffrey Brewer’s technology career was flourishing, having founded two successful startup dot-coms that later became publicly traded companies. He had just moved his family from Silicon […]

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