1. “Low” Glucose in the Community

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    We present to you the results from the first study that we conducted on Glu, which was focused on hypoglycemia. Thanks to everyone who participated! Our goal is to share the research results with the community, which we hope will spark a conversation, and allow researchers and the type 1 community to learn, engage in […]

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  2. Shooting for a Healthy Good Enough

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      Have you ever felt that diabetes management is like trying to hit a moving target? Maybe you get close to getting that A1C goal but never quite hit the bull’s eye. Or, perhaps you get there and then your healthcare professional tells you how you can do even better the next time. Perhaps, you […]

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  3. It’s my birthday, I’ll eat cake

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    It’s my birthday and I’ll eat cake if I want to. People with diabetes should blow out candles like everyone else. They have a lot to celebrate. Sure our bloodstreams need medical intervention in order to process frosting flowers. But birthday cakes are a symbol of being one more year older and, hopefully, wiser. (Especially […]

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  4. How Diabetes Shaped My Life

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    My name is Lyndsay Riffe, and I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 3 years old. I am now 30. Not only do I live it, I also work it. For the past 7 years I have practiced as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. I currently work for Medtronic Diabetes as the […]

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  5. Annie’s Diabetes


    My daughter Annie recently turned 5 and, for the first 4-and-a-half years of her life, she was my healthy child. My son, who is 2 years younger, had a massive stroke early in his life, and although he is doing remarkably well, he requires a lot of extra care. My husband and I were barely […]

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  6. Emotional Support and Management Challenges


    During the month of October we invite adults with type 1, 18 years of age or older, toparticipate in a survey about emotional support and the challenges of managing diabetes. Why this topic? In the words of one person with type 1, diabetes is a “very complicated balancing act that’s 95% about emotions and taking ownership, […]

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  7. Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes: When can I expect that glow?


      I am not spontaneous nor am I carefree. I make lists about things that don’t need to be listed, and every time I leave my apartment, I stock my bag with enough diabetes supplies to manage a small village of people with diabetes. So it’s probably no surprise to you that I started to […]

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  8. Thinking About the Future


    It was 1988, my first day at work as a psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. I had been asked to see Josh, a nice young fellow with type 1 diabetes. When I asked Josh how I could be of help, he said, “Today is my 30th birthday. Now what?” As a young […]

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  9. 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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  10. Glu: How are you?


    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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