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For some people, it’s like receiving a letter saying a grant you spent hours preparing for wasn’t approved. For others, it’s the news your house offer was not accepted, or for eager high school seniors, that thin rejection letter from your first-choice college. For me, however, I experienced something new related to diabetes last week. […]

Steve and baby

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 16 years old—16 years ago. I’d like to think that I’ve been pretty successful with my diabetes management. I don’t live in the shadow of my condition—in fact I have thrived because of it. It has taken me some amazing places that people with diabetes, […]

Insights from the DAWN2 Study

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In 2001, Novo Nordisk partnered with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and a panel of experts and patient advocates to study perceptions about diabetes and better understand the psychosocial aspects and how they affect diabetes management. The DAWN Study (Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes, and Needs) was the largest study of its kind, and was ground-breaking in […]

A Promising Year

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Dear Friends, As 2014 comes to a close, I want to thank you. Through your participation and support of T1D Exchange and Glu programs, you have helped make 2014 one of the most promising years in type 1 diabetes research. At T1D Exchange, we are fortunate to lead and support many research projects designed to […]

A mother of a child with type 1 diabetes wonders whether to celebrate her child’s first year since a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. —Amy Bevan–GluMom My family passed an important diabetes milestone: my seven-year-old son Miles’ first diabetes anniversary on October 23. As the “diaversary” approached, I grew excited and proud that we would soon […]

Transition to Nowhere

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As a thirty-something, I feel like have nowhere to go when it comes to my endo clinic. I’m sitting here at the Bruegger’s across from the Joslin Diabetes Center just after my appointment, and I feel like I haven’t seen this topic discussed much in the blogosphere. While I waited in the long line to […]

A survey of nearly 60,000 children with T1D provides a full picture of how often DKA happens. Researchers have identified important differences in the occurrence of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Their findings were presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paedeatric Endocrinology in Dublin, […]

Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey on a Plate

Registered Dietician and Medtronic Diabetes Educator, Sandra, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 8, and her husband at age 11. It wasn’t until she became a Certified Product Trainer, training people with diabetes on the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, that she really found her niche. With each person she’s […]

Dana Pazirer and Dana Ball

[Ever wonder about the origins of T1D Exchange and Glu? Starting in April, our friends at diaTribe published a series on Dana Ball, Executive Director of T1D Exchange and CEO of the nonprofit Unitio, and David Panzirer of the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the founding sponsor of T1D Exchange. Part 5 is below, along with the […]

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“Are you sure you have to go abroad now?” “Why don’t you just travel within the United States?” “Can you even travel with diabetes?” When presented with the opportunity to travel to abroad, many of my well-intentioned family and friends asked me plenty of questions like these in an attempt to convince me to stay […]