1. Welcome to Glu!

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    My name is Dana Ball, Co-Founder and CEO of T1D Exchange. I’ve spent the past 11 years funding type 1 diabetes projects and programs for The Iacocca Foundation and The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. In fact, I wake up every morning thinking why do people get T1D, how can we better […]

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  2. Glu: How are you?

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    Glu is a community with a purpose. It is a community for you, to help you connect with other T1’s, learn from and support each other, to ensure that your voice is heard, and to empower you to make a direct impact on the research and development community. We want to learn about you, about how you’re doing in your daily life, in yourrelationships, […]

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  3. Finally, time for a new pump!

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      For me, getting a new insulin pump is like celebrating the holidays, except it only happens once every five years… and instead of time with the family and bad sweaters, you get to deal with the statement of medical necessity, faxing of medical information, and co-pays. Choosing a new pump can be a hard, […]

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  4. Daddy’s Pregnancy Pitfalls

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      I’ve been away from Glu for a few weeks because, on August 13th, my wife, my energetic 2-year-old, and I welcomed a beautiful baby boy into our lives. His name is Will, the 5th in long line of William’s in my family. I thought, since this was the second time helping my wife through […]

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  5. What I did on my summer vacation. In 1986.

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      Swimming. Sleeping in a cabin. Syringes for everyone. Welcome to summer camp for girls with diabetes. Named after the founder of the American Red Cross, the Clara Barton Camp in North Oxford, Massachusetts offers a lot of what you’d expect in the mid 80’s. We played kickball, wore oversized Flashdance-style sweatshirts,” and Whitney Houston […]

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  6. Life, death, and a giant tinfoil MedicAlert bracelet

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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 […]

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  7. Take a diabetes vacation

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    Diabetes is stressful. Don’t you deserve to escape from it once in a while? The list of things people with diabetes do day in and day out is enough to make your head spin: the shots and boluses, changing infusion sets and sensors, taking blood sugars, carbohydrate counting, and taking more blood sugars. Then add […]

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  8. Multi-tasking

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    It’s something I’ve never been able to grasp. When I was younger, my mom would always yell at me for not being able to talk and dry the dishes at the same time. They’d pile up in the dish rack while I talked, and then she’d scold me and I would fall silent for long […]

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  9. Swatting at imaginary bees

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    Low blood sugar reactions happen. They range from pleasant surprises (hey, I can eat that ice cream!) to downright scary. The most frightening one I’ve ever had by far happened in college just days before starting a study abroad program in England. Usually it takes one, maybe two, misjudged factors for me to have a […]

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  10. Elliptical induced boredom

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      I haven’t exercised for about 6 months. This is partly due to laziness, but I do have a good excuse as well: My leg became misaligned, probably due to hip muscle weakness, and so I’ve been going to physical therapy. My sadistic and slightly evil therapist made me an extensive blacklist of types of […]

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