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BP Pics

In this video Bill talks about what he is feeling like minutes before he gets hooked up to the Bionic Pancreas for the first time.  Bill discusses his feelings right after he disconnects from his personal insulin pump and lets the Bionic Pancreas start doing all the work. Watch as Bill explains what the GlucoScout […]

bionic_collage

Do you remember the first time your eyes met the love of your life?  I do. Your eyes met, you looked away and blushed, looked again in hopes they were looking back at you. That’s the moment when the magic happened. Well, the same love story can be told for the Bionic Pancreas. Yesterday was […]

Rollercoaster

A pregnant woman with type 1 diabetes describes a night with the twin frustrations of insulin resistance and CGM alarms.

Before Bill Goes Bionic

Woods Family

Wow, I am like a kid in a candy shop that can’t, yet, eat the candy. Today is the day I officially start the Beacon Hill Study (or Bionic Pancreas)! This afternoon, I get the CGM sensor inserted so it can be better calibrated for the Bionic Pancreas to do more accurate adjustments. So, what […]

Community Results

Alcohol and diabetes is such an important topic but, from the results of our question of the day, a large percentage of you that responded reported that you haven’t had this discussion with your doctor. 49% of responders who drank alcohol said they haven’t talked with their doctor about it. I’m among the group who has […]

504 Plan

The end of summer and the beginning of the school year is always a bittersweet time for me. I love the lazy days, the late nights, but my son has always looked forward to the start of school.  It was in 2005 when, my then 5 year old, began kindergarten, eager, and excited, yet I […]

Multiples

As a working mom of two-year-old triplets, there’s enough going on in our household without type 1 in the mix. Yet when our daughter Isabella was diagnosed, we were determined, not devastated. This may seem strange or inconsistent with every T1D diagnosis story you’ve ever heard, but for optimists like my husband Greg and I, […]

Family1

I was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of 10 and met my doctor and nurse practitioner at Joslin Diabetes Clinic in Boston. They instantly became part of my family. My pediatric team was there for me from my diagnosis, through my teenage years, through my college basketball playing days, and through my young […]

Community Insights: Sensors

Community Results

On average how long do you wear a sensor? I’ve heard stories of people wearing sensors for over 21 days. At the AADE 2013 in Philadelphia, I learned of a study were someone wore a sensor for 81 days!  The recommended length of time sensors should be worn, based on your device, is between 3-7 […]

Yes, Virginia…

Due Date

Herein lies my second post about pregnancy for Glu. I concluded my last post finishing up my seventeenth week of pregnancy, leaving you all on pins and needles about my then upcoming Level II ultrasound, and waiting to see if the changes my endocrinologist and I made to my insulin-to-carb ratios would work. I left […]