1. A Child with T1D Gives Back at an Early Age

    A mother of a boy with type 1 diabetes is stunned by an altruistic gesture. My son, Miles, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was six years old. After we adapted to this new reality, I knew I wanted to do more to help the diabetes community. I was a long-distance runner and decided […]

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  2. SDP Funding Passes After Intense Lobbying Efforts

        This was the first time that Congress allowed the program to lapse in its 20-year-history. On February 9th, 2018, diabetes advocates finally could breathe a collective sigh of relief as news broke that funding for the Special Diabetes Program was included in a final bipartisan two-year budget deal passed by Congress. President Donald Trump […]

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  3. Word Choice Matters in Diabetes Care

    A noted certified diabetes educator describes why we need to move toward language that celebrates the strengths of people with diabetes instead of their weaknesses. Language can create hope or take it away. When someone calls you or child “non-compliant” or writes “uncontrolled” on your chart, it may have a real impact on your well-being. […]

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  4. How to Make Blood Glucose Management More Routine

    A parent mentor for a pediatric diabetes clinic shares what works for her and her family.    Incorporating a new medical routine into your daily life takes conscious work. I found this out firsthand when I started taking (non-diabetes) medication daily several years ago. I struggled to remember to routinely take the medicine, and once […]

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  5. Half-Unit Insulin Pen Survey

    Glu has a new opportunity to get involved in research! In this study, we aim to understand characteristics of people with type 1 diabetes who have used and who have never used half-unit insulin pens, as well as preferences in devices. Whether you currently use a half-unit insulin pen, used one in the past, or […]

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  6. Will Medicaid Work Requirements Snag People with Type 1 Diabetes?

    We examine a federal policy shift that may affect the diabetes community. Policy News Watch On January 11th, Brian Neale, the director of the Center for Medicaid, sent out a letter to state Medicaid directors informing them that the Trump administration would allow states to impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients. The letter states that […]

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  7. Meet the Newest Glu Team Member – Craig Idlebrook

    Craig is Glu’s new content manager and community manager, and he comes to Glu via Insulin Nation. Here, he interviews himself, because why not? Interview:  Craig Idlebrook: Well this awkward. Whose idea was this? Craig Idlebrook: Yours? Ours? I’m confused. Maybe we should move on. Craig Idlebrook: Good idea. So what qualifies you to be […]

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  8. How To Get the Most Out of Your Endo Visit

    How To Get the Most Out of Your Endo Visit As part of our Quality Improvement initiative, We asked two people with type 1 diabetes who also have extensive experience in the clinical world their strategies for how to maximize the value of a visit with the endocrinologist. The Problem: Many Doctors are Too Busy […]

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  9. FreeStyle Libre Will be Covered by Medicare

    Abbott’s device will join the Dexcom G5 as the only continuous glucose monitoring systems covered under the federal program. On January 4th, 2018, Abbott Laboratories announced it had received word that its FreeStyle Libre System will be covered by Medicare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ruled that the new glucose monitoring system, […]

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  10. Shameless Mixes Up Insulin with Another Diabetes Drug

    It’s not the first time the show has botched a portrayal of diabetes. When it comes to type 1 diabetes, television and movie scriptwriters are notorious for getting basic facts wrong. It’s not often that a show earns the dubious distinction of botching a portrayal of diabetes more than once. Leave it to the screenwriters […]

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