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The post bionic blues are back…sigh. I’m a full day 3 into my normal week routine after being able to take part in the Bionic Pancreas study again. I’m back to guesstimating carbs, back to hoping I don’t wake up extremely high or low, and back to feeling of uneasiness from my guilty decision making. […]

Glu Results

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Curious what other Glu members think about continuous glucose monitors (CGMs)? Over the past few months we’ve used our Question of the Day to learn more about our community’s experiences and opinions on CGMs. We ended up with some interesting findings that we would like to share back with you. Included in the graphs below […]


  Later this month, Glu will have the exciting opportunity to attend the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL. Attendees of the event, consist of a variety of companies and health care professionals dedicated to diabetes research or the delivery of diabetes care and services. This year’s conference, held from June 21st to 25th, […]

Type 1 For A Second Time

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I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for the first time around the age of 12. That was 23 years ago when treatment options and information were limited and not as advanced as they are today. Needless to say, I did my best and lived a mostly normal, uncomplicated life. In my late 20’s, the […]

Engineering A Pancreas

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GluBill and GluAnna talk with Dr. Ed Damiano, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, about his involvement in the Beacon Hill Study of the Bionic Pancreas. Dr. Damiano reflects on his personal connection to type 1 diabetes and how this link fueled his desire to produce a closed loop system.     Also in […]

Inside Drug Development


In diaTribe, we sometimes talk about drugs that are “not yet approved”, “at the FDA” or “in the regulatory process”. Some recent approvals of diabetes drugs in the US have stirred some controversy, and we think it’s important for our readers to understand the basics of how drugs are discovered and approved. In this artcile, […]

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by GluStaff on June 7, 2013 I have always been interested getting involved with studies that help people with type 1 diabetes. In addition to my recent bionic pancreas study, I have been involved in studies that consisted of surveys, blood work, and MRI’s. Finding a study and navigating the paperwork process can be daunting […]


Recently, I participated in an inpatient study at Massachusetts General Hospital. I found out about this study while screening for the infamous Bionic Pancreas study. The focus was on controlling blood sugars while being admitted to the hospital. If any of you, or your loved ones with diabetes, have ever been admitted to the hospital […]



Tuesday, May 28 So today my blood sugar is 338 with a straight arrow across. I haven’t been this high in months. I forget how gross and disgusting I feel; I am tired, unable to eat my lunch, let alone fathom the thought of putting anything other than ice cold water in to my mouth, […]

Focus on Research

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June is research month on Glu. In this short video interview, Dana Ball, CEO and Co-founder of T1D Exchange, explains the vision for the Exchange and Glu, how that vision can help to advance research, and how you can get involved. By Bill Woods