Back to school season always fills me with a bit of trepidation as I figure out all the needed supplies, buy clothes, check schedules, get updated doctor’s orders, schedule staff training and of course preparing for the 504 meeting. This year, it is proving to be more challenging than usual because I am debating whether […]


I was diagnosed at the age of 12, only one month before entering my first year of middle school. It was a transitional time in my life; one that became twice as complicated with the addition of a life long disease. Not only did I have to enter a new school, with new teachers and […]

Community Results

During the months of June and July, we conducted our very first Glu Research study to learn more about the relationship between duration of infusion set use and blood glucose (BG) levels. For our infusion set study, a total of 325 insulin pump users enrolled, of which 222 (68%) completed all 14-days of data collection. […]

Strip Safely

Bringing the diabetes community together on important, united, missions is just one of the goals Glu has had from the start. On Thursday and Friday, August 15th and 16th, we will be asking two questions on Glu and we need your support. This is your chance to have your voice heard at a public meeting […]


There is no good age to have a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Each age presents different challenges. My girls were young, 3 and 3 and a half, when they were diagnosed. How do we as parents find baby sitters to watch our girls with T1D? That’s about as much fun as riding in […]

Dads and Diabetes


My name is Bill, Billy, William, Woodsy or Daddy. Each name is someone different; a different role I play. Bill is my more professional and adult self, Billy is my childhood family name, William is my given name, and my sports buddies and close friends call me Woodsy, but my favorite name of all is […]

Lady or Not Here I Come!


So we all know diabetes pretty much affects every single aspect of our daily lives. Knowing what the blood sugar is and in what direction its headed is crucial for living a so called “normal life.” I was diagnosed at 6, a happy go lucky kindergartner. The hardest thing about being diagnosed was no longer […]

Community Results

We asked if you ever felt discriminated against because of your diabetes. Were you surprised 45.6% of those that responded said yes? Sadly, that is a large percentage, but honestly I was not surprised on the outcome. I was among those that has responded to this question with a yes. Having lived with T1D for […]

Adopting a Child with T1D


Monday, September 8, 2008 was the day our family officially grew from four to five. The kids stayed home from school and we had breakfast together before heading to the courthouse. Everyone was really excited, as if we were going to the hospital to meet the new addition to our family. At the courthouse, we […]


It was a dark and stormy night… … No, really. It was. The rain was tickling the windows, and the last thing I wanted to do was pack. Both my husband I were traveling (to different places) for a long weekend, and it was so sludgy and awful out, I didn’t want to do anything […]