1. You Told Glu: Six-Word Memoirs about Halloween with Type 1


    Type 1 Diabetes was the trick I wasn’t expecting three years ago.  Four days before Halloween, I should have been running to Target for last minute costumes and candy, like all the other parents. Instead, I was returning home from the hospital with my newly diagnosed six-year-old son. Just getting through the day was hard […]

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  2. And The Winners Are…


    T1D Exchange announces the winners of the 2016 Diabetes Innovation Challenge The Diabetes Innovation Challenge 2016 is now in the books, as the Finals competition was held Thursday evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This competition was a first-ever, open, worldwide challenge to identify and accelerate transformational advancements in diabetes research and care. T1D Exchange and M2D2 […]

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  3. You Told Glu: More Than 1/3 of T1Ds Diagnosed in Adulthood


    Filling out your profile on Glu is important for many reasons: when you do so, it helps us better understand the community, and what research projects might be the most relevant and interesting to you. Some information from the profile is available to view on our community stats page. Looking at this page, I recently […]

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  4. DiabeteSpeaks Podcast: Taking Type 1 to Extremes


    In this episode of DiabeteSpeaks, we talk with Blake, a photographer whose passion for climbing has taken him as far away as Venezuela. He shares his perspective on learning to manage type 1 diabetes with his parents since his diagnosis at age 10, and how he plans for hiking trips to remote areas. “My parents […]

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  5. Diabetes Innovation Challenge: The Semi-Finalists, Pt.2


      The excitement around the Diabetes Innovation Challenge continued last week, as T1D Exchange and M2D2 hosted the second of two Semi-finals events at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Center. As you may recall, we designed this event to seek out and find novel therapies and innovative solutions for all aspects of diabetes research, […]

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  6. Visiting Dexcom: An Inside View of CGM Technology


    My Uber pulls up to the large, modern building complex and I pause before opening the door. I’ve been invited to Dexcom, the company that makes a little device that has changed the lives of so many living with type 1. In only a few years, this company has grown from one building to four, […]

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  7. Diabetes Innovation Challenge: The Semi-Finalists, Pt.1

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    Did you know that Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, which made the idea of commercial flight safe and available, was sparked by a $25,000 reward for the first person to accomplish the feat? Today, incentive prizes are being used to jump-start solutions to a range of challenges including space exploration, adult […]

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  8. Project Alcohol: How to Drink and Stay Safe with Type 1 Diabetes

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    We hear it a lot on Glu and when we’re out at events – drinking alcohol is yet another challenge of life with type 1 diabetes (for those 21 and older, of course). We recently spoke with Jane Dickinson, a CDE and a Program Coordinate and Adjunct Associate Professor at Teachers College at Columbia University. […]

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  9. You Told Glu: It’s Not Always Easy to Eat Well


    There are many challenges revolving around nutrition, whether you are living with or caring for someone with T1D. Counting carbs, cooking meals, and addressing other food issues (such as Celiac disease) can be tricky and increase the burden of managing blood glucose. Deciding to follow specific diets are very much personal choices; however, personal choice […]

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