Diabetes around the Globe

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The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), founded in 1950, is a member-based organization made up of more than 200 associations from around the world, which are divided in to seven regions. The United States has two members (American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators) and is in the North American and Caribbean region.  […]


GluBill and GluAnna interviewed Steve Pacelli, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Dexcom, to get his perspective on the news about FDA approval for use of the G4 Platinum sensor on pediatric patients. What will be the biggest benefit for families with children living with type 1 diabetes in using this newly […]

Humorlog: Bolusing Laughter


My blood sugar was so high my meter said, “One person at a time, please!” My name is Brad and I have the “bad” kind of diabetes…it’s DIABETES! But since we have to label ourselves in categories I’ll tell you that I am a type 1—actually I still use the outdated term juvenile diabetes because it makes […]

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The past year was an inspiring one for Glu and T1D Exchange, and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for making Glu so vibrant. Glu membership nearly doubled in 2013. At more than 8,100 members, our community is comprised of 5,510+ people with type 1 diabetes, 2,420 parents and guardians, and 330 […]


Have you ever wondered what your child might learn about food and nutrition at the camp? Have you wondered what they might eat while they are there and what goes into the meal planning and food education? Anna, a dietitian from Camp Sure Fire, answers some of our questions. What food do you use to treat low […]

Now We Are Six

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My eldest son recently turned six, the age I was at my diabetes diagnosis. Like many six-year-olds, Charlie is a blend of energy, creativity, and wishful thinking that he didn’t have when he was five and will grow out of by the time he’s seven. A special age, it’s no wonder Winnie the Pooh’s creator, […]

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Thanks to Glu for the opportunity to talk about balancing the challenges of healthy eating and diabetes management. It’s one heck of a tough job, day in and day out. Hopefully in responding to the questions posed by Glu below I’ve offered you a few thoughts to ponder as you strive to eat healthier and […]


How many times have you sworn, pledged, and promised to never eat ________ ever again? How many times you vowed to never eat ice cream again or labeled potato chips as “forbidden”? How many times have you created a rule for yourself around food in an effort to control your behavior around that food? In […]

A Semester in Veganism


My aunt has tried a lot of different types of diets over the years, and the only one she ever stuck to for longer than a few months was veganism. It’s also the only diet to which she has ever tried to convert me. About a year ago, when I visited my relatives over summer, […]

Circle of Attendees

“How you going?” became the phrase I heard quite often as I navigated my way through the streets of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia, for the International Diabetes Federation World Congress that took place on December 2–6, 2013. As a faculty member, I was invited to help organize and facilitate the Young Leaders in Diabetes program […]