Unwrapping Diabetes Gifts

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My family during the holiday gift-giving season is a stress filled mess. One of these scenarios plays out every year: someone finds out they got re-gifted an unwanted present, gets caught reusing holiday bags, or gives an apple scented candle to my grandmother to which she replies, “I can’t smell it.” It’s something, as odd […]

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Who works behind the scenes in T1D Exchange’s Clinic Network? How does the network and the biobank connect with the Glu community? We interviewed Dr. Michael Haller, a pediatric endocrinologist affiliated with the Diabetes Center of Excellence at the University of Florida, who serves in several roles to advance research in type 1 diabetes, including […]

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An endocrinologist describes why she sometimes goes back to multiple daily injections, as well as how she does it. By Dr. Shara Bialo, pediatric endocrinologist/Shara People with diabetes are often told that they cannot take a vacation from diabetes. But many take a hiatus from some aspects of it. Pump vacations are just that—a temporary departure […]


Glu member Brice recently attended an ADA Family Link event held at Eli Lilly and Co., one of the partners of T1D Exchange. On November 23, 2013, my son and I attended our first American Diabetes Association of Indiana’s Family Link event at Eli Lilly and Company headquarters. We were welcomed by volunteers from ADA […]

Returning Home From College


Going to college with diabetes was something that was never questioned in my family, but I didn’t realize how big of a change it would really be. I was on my own and there was no one there to nag me except for those occasional calls (and Facebook messages, and tweets, and texts) from my […]

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On December 2, 2013, The Type 1 Diabetes Program of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced its Automated Insulin Delivery Initiative (AIDI), through which it will provide up to $30 million in grants over the next three years to accelerate the development and regulatory approval of new technologies that will automatically […]

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Thanksgiving Day makes me grateful for all that I have. However, the meal itself is an annoying reminder of what I’m missing: functioning islet cells. I know, I know. I’m one of the lucky ones. Before the invention of insulin, I wouldn’t be alive, never mind breaking bread with loved ones. A couple of decades […]

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We’re pleased to share an amazing video from Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Type 1 Diabetes Program that features the Bionic Pancreas in action at the Clara Barton Camp in North Oxford, Massachusetts. The T1D Program at the Helmsley Charitable Trust aims to accelerate the development of tools and devices to ease the burden of living with […]

Bionic Bill on the Radio

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Being bionic this past September was such an over-the-top experience that has had an enduring impact ever since I participated in the study. I had an opportunity to talk about it at Stamford Hospital on November 13, and was thrilled by how many people stayed to ask questions. Then, as luck would have it, my […]

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On November 14, I experienced something I never thought would happen. At the very last minute (I mean twelve hours beforehand), I was asked to fill in for a clinician from Joslin and given the talking points to speak at the Massachusetts State House, in my home state, on World Diabetes Day, in front of […]