T1D Exchange Glu Reaches 25,000 Members

We take a moment to thank everyone who has taken part, and to discuss the future of our community.


punching gloves

It was completely my choice to be connected to an extra set of wires, infusion sites, an IV, and spend 5 nights away from the comforts of home. So why did I do this trial anyway? I did it so I could take part in something that could prove to the world that there IS […]

Day 6: Display Off

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      If someone were to ask me, “How often do you use a CGM?” I would say “Almost always.” In fact I think that was Question of the Day this week. I love the constant display of blood sugar graphs. It’s the first thing I grab in the morning so I can see […]

Diabetes Interview Tips


Ah, the joy of interviewing. If you are like me the interviewing process can be an overly stressful and discouraging process. Being a person with T1D adds even more strain to the situation. I’m going to share with you some tips I have learned along the way that has made this process a more pleasant […]

Day 5: The Bionic Blues

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It’s the last morning of my “diabetes vacation”. I went to bed on a Sunday night dreading the return to my regular routine. The last day of the Bionic Pancreas Study reminds me of the last day at camp … only worse. I’ve been anticipating and getting excited for the familiar surroundings of home, but […]


We forget how much diabetes is such a silent illness. Twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week we think, think, and think again. Did we count the right carbs? Should I have taken the subway instead of walking to prevent that low? Should I not have had that extra chocolate kiss at the […]

Day 3: Defining Hope

Bionic buddies

I opened the door to my office trying not to spill my coffee as I walk towards my desk to find so many of my coworkers cheering and clapping that the stories sharing my journey through the Bionic Pancreas trial have gone viral on Facebook and have received the most “shares”, likes, and comments of anything we’ve […]

old school

    Never would I ever think that the term “bionic pancreas” would evoke the “old school” feeling of having diabetes. I don’t remember the last time I used alcohol swabs or a cotton balls to wipe the blood from a finger prick or god forbid use a meter the size of a brick. I […]


I am so privileged to be able to take part in the Beacon Hill Bionic Pancreas Study with Mass General Hospital and I thought I’d take the time to share, each day, my personal experiences throughout the study with you, the Glu community! Many in-patient studies on the bionic pancreas have done in the past […]


She stood up to sing at Sunday Mass when the music suddenly seemed distant and the stained glass windows turned yellow. Then everything went black. The 7-year-old girl collapsed, not waking up until she lay on the tile floor in the sacristy, shivering cold from the water splashed on her face. Her mother drove her […]


Watch as Anna shares what she things are the most important things to remember when going on a trip. What tips would YOU share with the community?