This past April, the theme on Glu was “Diabetes at Work.” In addition to featuring articles such as “Balancing Work and Health” and “Diabetes Interview Tips,” we used our question of the day (QOTD) to have the Glu community weigh in on some work-related questions. Take a look at our infographic below to find out […]

Married to Diabetes


If anyone has ever experienced growing up as a teenager with diabetes, you know that the LAST thing you want is for it to consume your world and be “married to diabetes”, so to speak. Ironically, one thing that we all want is someone to relate to and who understands what we go through living […]


When my daughter Aly was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes six-and-a-half years ago I felt so alone, like I was the only one in the world dealing with this disease. I had no one else to talk to about my fears, my thoughts, my concerns, and I felt like no one else understood exactly what […]


The word diabetes is derived from the Greek word meaning “flowing through” (to describe the increased urine output in patients with the condition). It has been one year, two months and three days since my grandson was diagnosed with “flowing through”. His classic symptoms were ignored by his pediatrician which could have ended his life […]

Community Results

Recovering from a low, otherwise known as a “low hangover,” is often a fuzzy blur for me when it occurs.  As a person who has been living with type 1 for over 25 years, I have definitely had my fair share of these episodes.  While it generally takes me approximately 30 minutes to recover from […]

Glu at Friends for Life


The Children with Diabetes “Friends for Life Conference”  in Orlando is just that, a network of friends, families and medical professionals sharing the power of a community. As a person living with diabetes for over 25 years it is magical; only elevated by the Disney atmosphere surrounding everyone. The young kids that attend the program […]


What if you could get involved in preventing type 1 diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet (TrialNet) is vast network of researchers across the globe studying ways to prevent, delay, and even reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes. The researchers can’t do it alone; they need the help of families who have been touched by […]

Camp Dream

When I was diagnosed in December of 2009, I was a fourteen-year-old boy who was more concerned with what time my next basketball practice was than how healthy I was. It was a real shock when the doctor told me I had type 1 diabetes. No one in my family had the disease, and I […]

Camp Questionnaire Recap


Recently, we offered a questionnaire on Glu to learn more about our members’ experiences with diabetes camps and, as a former camper myself, I was fascinated by the results. During the summer of 1993, I attended my first diabetes camp at Clara Barton in Massachusetts. I enjoyed my experience so much that in the following […]


People often ask if our twin boys are identical or not. It’s harder to answer than it seems. Genetically, yes, our sons are identical. They share their mischievous grins, love of ninjas and obsession with books. And yet, genes or no genes, no two people are identical. Two years ago, Jaden was diagnosed with T1D […]