Take the Carb Resolution!


  If you have lived with type 1 diabetes for most of your life, then you treat food like you treat putting on your clothes in the morning: you stop for a second, think about your options, but most days you arbitrarily pick whatever is easiest. It’s amazing how many times our endos will look […]

Cheese and wine

  ‘Tis the season for indulging. Can you guesstimate the carb amount for each of these mouth-watering winter drinks? The answers are listed below the quiz. Nutritional information was supplied through Calorie King. 1. Glass of red wine (Burgundy), 5 fl oz. (a) 3.5 grams of carbs (b) 5.5 grams of carbs (c) 9.5 grams of […]

David vs. Diabetes Goliath

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Diabetes Goliath is a relentless, mighty beast with night-and-day vicious endurance that I have battled consistently for twenty-five years and counting. At first look, this unmanageable nightmare of self-discipline can seem to be a 24-hour-a-day war zone disease, destroying anyone’s blood sugar balancing act. This Diabetes Goliath listens to no one, its combat strategy can […]

No Two Are Exactly Alike

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People with diabetes are a lot like snowflakes. Only we don’t melt when exposed to heat. We are children and parents, sales people and entrepreneurs, farmers and marathon runners—the list goes on. But it’s not just what we do for a living that makes us different; it’s also how we live. There are those of […]

Unwrapping Diabetes Gifts

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My family during the holiday gift-giving season is a stress filled mess. One of these scenarios plays out every year: someone finds out they got re-gifted an unwanted present, gets caught reusing holiday bags, or gives an apple scented candle to my grandmother to which she replies, “I can’t smell it.” It’s something, as odd […]

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Who works behind the scenes in T1D Exchange’s Clinic Network? How does the network and the biobank connect with the Glu community? We interviewed Dr. Michael Haller, a pediatric endocrinologist affiliated with the Diabetes Center of Excellence at the University of Florida, who serves in several roles to advance research in type 1 diabetes, including […]

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An endocrinologist describes why she sometimes goes back to multiple daily injections, as well as how she does it. By Dr. Shara Bialo, pediatric endocrinologist/Shara People with diabetes are often told that they cannot take a vacation from diabetes. But many take a hiatus from some aspects of it. Pump vacations are just that—a temporary departure […]


Glu member Brice recently attended an ADA Family Link event held at Eli Lilly and Co., one of the partners of T1D Exchange. On November 23, 2013, my son and I attended our first American Diabetes Association of Indiana’s Family Link event at Eli Lilly and Company headquarters. We were welcomed by volunteers from ADA […]

Returning Home From College


Going to college with diabetes was something that was never questioned in my family, but I didn’t realize how big of a change it would really be. I was on my own and there was no one there to nag me except for those occasional calls (and Facebook messages, and tweets, and texts) from my […]

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On December 2, 2013, The Type 1 Diabetes Program of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced its Automated Insulin Delivery Initiative (AIDI), through which it will provide up to $30 million in grants over the next three years to accelerate the development and regulatory approval of new technologies that will automatically […]