1. What We Learn about Insulin from Glu


    Insulin—our lifeline, but how do we talk about the role it has in our type 1 lives in just an hour? That topic is so vague! How on earth can you dedicate just one meeting to talking about insulin? Early in 2015 we here in Boston provided a program on insulin that was funded by […]

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  2. One More Way to Stick With Us

    Dear Friends, As a member of T1D Exchange’s Glu community, your voice helps drive our mission to lessen the burden of type 1 diabetes. By answering our Questions of the Day, filling out surveys, and engaging with us and others in the Glu community, you are making a difference for all who live with T1D. […]

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  3. Did you Know? An Overview of Gastroparesis

    One of the most insightful aspects of question of the day is getting your questions as responses appear. Because so many of you have weighed in on gastroparesis, our research team went straight to work to give you an overview of this common but not-often-discussed condition. What is Gastroparesis? Gastroparesis occurs when there is a delayed emptying […]

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  4. Trying to Convince Your Child to Care About Their Diabetes? Don’t Bother.


    An Open Letter to Parents, from Someone Who’s Been There As an adult who works closely with parents and peers, “when did you become independent with your diabetes?” and “when did you start really caring about your diabetes?” are questions I’m asked fairly often. If your child was diagnosed before or during adolescence, managing and […]

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  5. Innovation in Diabetes: Seeing Life through a Global Lens

    Colorful painted buildings of Favela in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

      The 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti in 2010. A Category 5 hurricane that hit the Atlantic island nations this past September. The constant and unrelenting attacks on the war-torn neighborhoods of Aleppo. When news like this travels across the globe, we watch in horror as innocent people suffer the unthinkable. We struggle to understand […]

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  6. DiabeteSpeaks: The Partner’s Perspective


    In the episodes of the DiabeteSpeaks podcast we’ve had so far, we’ve talked with people who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and sometimes their parents. This time, we’re talking with a partner. Jennifer was with her fiancé, Jeff, when he was diagnosed. As a physical therapist, she draws connections between her career and how […]

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  7. You Told Glu: Diabetes Devices A Double-edged Sword Overnight


    It’s been well documented that poor sleep quality affects overall health in a negative way. But what if you must wake up at night, in order to manage an existing disease? This is certainly the case with type 1 diabetes (T1D), where people get up at night to correct blood glucose (BG) and/or in response […]

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  8. Implanted Artificial Pancreas Survey


      What’s new in Glu Research? We are working with the Helmsley Charitable Trust and a start-up called PhysioLogic Devices to understand how an implantable artificial pancreas system may improve quality of life in type 1 diabetes and the best way to move forward with such a device. This is a surgically implanted device that […]

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  9. Patient-centered Innovations Lighting the Way for Better Diabetes Outcomes

      I have been involved in the fight for better diabetes solutions for almost two decades. Never have I seen more promise in therapies and devices than I do right now. But innovation and improvements don’t happen overnight — and they don’t happen without you, our community of people touched by type 1 diabetes. In […]

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