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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 […]

selfmanagement

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 […]

teens

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 […]