1. ADA Scientific Sessions: First Impressions from a Newbie

    I started working at T1D Exchange a year ago, and this year was my first time attending the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions. I must say, as someone with type 1 diabetes, I was excited to be surrounded by researchers and endocrinologists who might share some breakthrough research that would take us closer to better […]

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  2. I Chose Type 1 Diabetes and It Changed My Life for the Better

    One of our Glu Ambassadors, Sandy Brooks, has been attended our in-person educational programs and been a big advocate for T1D Exchange for the past few years. Today she is sharing her very unique story of how and why she acquired type 1 diabetes. I’m a “surgical type 1” person with diabetes (PWD). I acquired […]

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  3. Barriers to Adoption of Technology

    Together with JDRF and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, T1D Exchange hopes to better understand perceptions of access to and usage of diabetes-related technology such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). The findings of this study will be published and used to inform design strategies and programs aimed at […]

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  4. You Told Glu: Retinopathy One of the Most Feared Complications

    Despite the daily burden of management in type 1 diabetes, many people worry about complications. In fact, in a Glu Question of the Day, out of 563 responders, nearly half (44%) reported that they think about complications always or frequently. One of the most feared complications can be the threat of losing your vision. What […]

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  5. How Wearing a Device Made Me Want to Cry!

      A personal story from T1D Exchange co-founder and executive director Dana Ball One year ago I received unexpected news that I had coronary artery disease and needed to have bypass surgery. I remember being told this news after six weeks of appointments, tests, and procedures that reminded me just how depressing and frustrating medical […]

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  6. You Told Glu! Retinopathy in the Glu Community

      Good News! In a Question of the Day, an overwhelming majority (81% of 477) Glu participants indicated that they have been screened for diabetic retinopathy at some point in the past. However, it is important to get screened regularly!   Getting Screened Out of 537 people polled in the Glu community, 33% (175) reported […]

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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