1. Day 2: Takin’ it Back Old School

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        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 […]

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  2. Day 1: Bionic Pancreas Study


    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 […]

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  3. Sonia Sotomayor: A True Pioneer


    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 […]

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  4. T1D in the Workplace

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    It has been 3 years since we launched the development of the T1D Exchange and today we are known globally as one of the largest credible sources for T1D information and expertise. We work with over 65 clinics that provide care to more than 100,000 people with T1D. Our partnership with over 100 clinicians, and […]

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  5. Video: Anna’s Travel Tips


    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?

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  6. The Step-by-Step Approach to Better Blood Sugars


    Adam Brown scientifically tests the simplest, most fundamental exercise possible: walking. It can be done anywhere, does not cost anything, and requires no equipment. What follows is his personal diabetes experience testing the blood sugar benefits of walking, a brief review of studies on diabetes and walking, and five tips to incorporate walking into your […]

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  7. Ultimate Travel Planner


    My husband calls me the “Ultimate Travel Planner”. I plan vacations while on vacation. We take a lot of vacations. We also live on island in the Caribbean. (Don’t hate me, please.) Trinidad is the last island of the islands in the Caribbean, just about 10 miles off the coast of Venezuela. We love it […]

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  8. Diabetes is Just Plain Heavy


    “Ok: Infusion sets… check. Reservoirs… check. Alcohol swabs… check. Three bottles of Novolog, two of Lantus… check. Ice packs… check. Glucagon… check. Insulated bag for stuff… check. Syringes… check. Batteries… check. Test strips… check. Lancets… check. Extra meter… check. Metformin… check. Glucose tabs… check. Prescriptions… check. Water bottle… check. Vitamins… check. Thermometer… check. Pump clip, […]

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  9. Traveling Abroad with T1D

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    Diabetes should never stop you from doing anything. I’ve even met a man with diabetes who climbed Mt. Everest! While I don’t have a passion for climbing, I do love to travel. When I was young, I set off on adventures in Europe with my family and my parents took care of most of the […]

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  10. Camp Corner: A Parent Vacation


    We were just about to cross to that next cool part of our lives as a married couple –the time when you could take off without the kids for a weekend or more. Then I jinxed it. By saying it out loud. “Lauren will be in kindergarten this fall. I think we can leave the […]

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