New Glu Research Opportunity

We’re partnering with our friends at Tidepool to study how daily highs and lows might affect the health and well-being of people with type 1 diabetes.

Articles

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Some people are shy about discussing their diabetes. I’ve been known to make big statements. It’s different for everyone, of course. There are those work hard to conceal their pump under clothes. Others slip into a bathroom stall to inject. Having diabetes is simply something many want to keep to themselves. While I respect their […]

Diabetic Alert Dogs

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As we all know, diabetes likes to keep us on our toes. Most of the time it’s just an annoyance, but we are all potentially one slight miscalculation away from disaster. Blood sugar checks and CGMs can be a great help, but even the most accurate technology out there right now can have enough of […]

Adventures as a lab rat

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When I was eight years old, I signed up for a medical research study at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. As the youngest participant, this lab rat wore pigtails. “If I can help someone not get diabetes I want to do it, ” I said to my mother after the letter came in the […]

A person with type 1 diabetes describes the tortured process she goes through to figure out what diabetes supplies to bring and what to leave at home. -Lisa Taylor As a person with type 1 diabetes, I carry some serious baggage. I’m being literal – we have extra stuff to carry, especially when we travel. Filling a […]

A woman with type 1 diabetes describes the seven sharp objects in her life and why she has no time for your fear of getting the flu shot. -Lisa Taylor Sometimes, a fully-grown adult in my life will fret that they have to go to the doctor for a tetanus or flu shot, and they will complain about […]

From glucagon to lancets, a writer with type 1 diabetes shares what she thinks of when she hears words used to describe blood glucose management. -Lisa Taylor Many of the words related to diabetes are a far cry from everyday English. Spellcheck autocorrects them. People on the street don’t always understand them.  Though I’ve been […]

Survivor

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Is anyone else watching this season of Survivor? I’d never watched it before until one fatal afternoon when I decided to see what’s so special about all of these reality TV shows that causes people to watch them religiously. (More about that fatal, life-changing afternoon in another post).               […]

Dressing for Hockey

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I was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in 1982. I was six. That was thirty years, or for the pumpers out there, hovering around 3,650 infusion set changes. It’s crazy to think about. (And not just because I’m bad at math.) Most of the time, I’m too busy to keep score. With two young boys, ages […]