1. Inside Drug Development


    In diaTribe, we sometimes talk about drugs that are “not yet approved”, “at the FDA” or “in the regulatory process”. Some recent approvals of diabetes drugs in the US have stirred some controversy, and we think it’s important for our readers to understand the basics of how drugs are discovered and approved. In this artcile, […]

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  2. Getting Involved In Studies

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    by GluStaff on June 7, 2013 I have always been interested getting involved with studies that help people with type 1 diabetes. In addition to my recent bionic pancreas study, I have been involved in studies that consisted of surveys, blood work, and MRI’s. Finding a study and navigating the paperwork process can be daunting […]

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  3. What It’s Like…A Look at Clinical Trials


    Recently, I participated in an inpatient study at Massachusetts General Hospital. I found out about this study while screening for the infamous Bionic Pancreas study. The focus was on controlling blood sugars while being admitted to the hospital. If any of you, or your loved ones with diabetes, have ever been admitted to the hospital […]

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  4. PreTrial


    Tuesday, May 28 So today my blood sugar is 338 with a straight arrow across. I haven’t been this high in months. I forget how gross and disgusting I feel; I am tired, unable to eat my lunch, let alone fathom the thought of putting anything other than ice cold water in to my mouth, […]

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  5. Research about Research


    Here at Glu, we love research! As a strong supporter and active participant in the world of type 1 research, we often encourage Glu members to volunteer their time, however, we also want demystify the research process so you can have a full understanding before getting involved. Although not openly or frequently discussed, participating in […]

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  6. Focus on Research

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    June is research month on Glu. In this short video interview, Dana Ball, CEO and Co-founder of T1D Exchange, explains the vision for the Exchange and Glu, how that vision can help to advance research, and how you can get involved. By Bill Woods

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  7. Home Run for Type 1


    Have you ever played wiffle ball? Come on, don’t be shy. I bet you even have one of those yellow bats lying around somewhere. I didn’t ask if you had a wiffle ball, those usually are the first to get lost! Have you ever played in a SLAMDiabetes™ wiffle ball tournament? I just got back […]

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  8. Getting Active

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    Exercise can appear to be very intimidating, especially when living with type 1 diabetes. How do I exercise without my blood sugar going high/low? Can I do any type of exercise? Should I have a snack before or after? Should I use a pump or should I do injections? How do I properly manage my […]

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  9. Iron Inspired


    Recently I had the privilege of watching the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. In some ways, I was on a quest for inspiration, it had been three years since my last race and I wasn’t sure just how to push myself back into the saddle. Nearly 17 hours into the race I got what […]

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  10. Parent’s Perspective: Diabetes Family Camp


    We were somewhere east of Fresno, winding through the Sierra foothills, when my wife Sarah looked over at me and asked, “What are we getting ourselves into?” I didn’t have a good answer for that question. Our 4-year-old son, Sam, had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just three weeks earlier and our family was […]

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