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Over the next three days some of the greatest scientific minds in T1D will come together to discuss research, findings, progress, and outcomes at the T1D Exchange Clinic Network and Investigator Meetings held in Tampa, Florida. We will be sharing some of the highlights from these meetings with you in this live blog. Day 1: T1D […]

Offering Insight

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The morning I found out I was accepted to participate in the Beacon Hill Study for the bionic pancreas I think I screamed. I was required to complete two-hour screening process, including a physical exam, EKG, and a fasting BG with some other blood tests, but I didn’t care. For once in my life I […]


Girls and women with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) are almost 2.5 times as likely to develop an eating disorder as those without diabetes(1). In order to understand why this might be, one must first understand the complexity of T1DM and the unique symptom of insulin restriction. Recently, this phenomenon has been referred to as “diabulimia” […]

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Saying no to food? Saying yes to food? Does it affect mental health? Yes. As we know, there are many intricacies to managing and successfully living with type 1 diabetes, one of which is the ever-evolving relationship with food. It is tumultuous and extremely personal. After being diagnosed, I hated food—absolutely hated it—because of what […]

Diabetes and Eating Disorders


I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was five years old. I grew up with this all-encompassing chronic illness and I barely remember my life before the click of the lancet, the beeps from my glucometer, and the hypoglycemic episodes that still, after 23 years of living with this disease, scare me. T1D […]

In Pursuit of Balance

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When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my family’s focus was instantly turned to understanding new terms, like “blood sugar” and “A1C” and trying to figure out how to make sense of the urinalysis kit that was sent home with us from the hospital. For several months, my family and I worked through the […]

Diabetes around the Globe

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The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), founded in 1950, is a member-based organization made up of more than 200 associations from around the world, which are divided in to seven regions. The United States has two members (American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators) and is in the North American and Caribbean region.  […]


GluBill and GluAnna interviewed Steve Pacelli, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Dexcom, to get his perspective on the news about FDA approval for use of the G4 Platinum sensor on pediatric patients. What will be the biggest benefit for families with children living with type 1 diabetes in using this newly […]

Humorlog: Bolusing Laughter


My blood sugar was so high my meter said, “One person at a time, please!” My name is Brad and I have the “bad” kind of diabetes…it’s DIABETES! But since we have to label ourselves in categories I’ll tell you that I am a type 1—actually I still use the outdated term juvenile diabetes because it makes […]

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The past year was an inspiring one for Glu and T1D Exchange, and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for making Glu so vibrant. Glu membership nearly doubled in 2013. At more than 8,100 members, our community is comprised of 5,510+ people with type 1 diabetes, 2,420 parents and guardians, and 330 […]