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Diabetes and the Law

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Dr. Steven Edelman, founder and director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes, hosts Kriss Halpen who explains the laws surrounding health insurance and your rights in the workplace. This is a must-watch for everyone. You can join Taking Control of Your Diabetes for a day that will ignite motivation for change, offer hope, provide invaluable […]

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In this video Anna Floreen, Glu’s Outreach Manager, describes her experiences with the Bionic Pancreas. What devices did she wear? How did she feel? What was it like having medical devices make diabetes decisions for her? To read her 7-day chronicle of experiences go to myglu.org.

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A pediatric endocrinologist with type 1 diabetes discusses a miscalculated bolus for a cupcake and the struggle to strike a balance between work and blood glucose management. By Dr. Shara Bialo, pediatric endocrinologist/Shara Three pediatric endocrinologists stood hunched over it, staring and analyzing. One held a reference book, relaying the suggested information. The other two […]

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A director with the Barton Center for Diabetes Education discusses what being surrounded by community meant for her as a child, and what it means to her as an adult.

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Why one mother stopped working outside the home to focus on caring for her child with type 1 diabetes and to be a part of diabetes advocacy.

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It was completely my choice to be connected to an extra set of wires, infusion sites, an IV, and spend 5 nights away from the comforts of home. So why did I do this trial anyway? I did it so I could take part in something that could prove to the world that there IS […]

Day 6: Display Off

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      If someone were to ask me, “How often do you use a CGM?” I would say “Almost always.” In fact I think that was Question of the Day this week. I love the constant display of blood sugar graphs. It’s the first thing I grab in the morning so I can see […]

Diabetes Interview Tips

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Ah, the joy of interviewing. If you are like me the interviewing process can be an overly stressful and discouraging process. Being a person with T1D adds even more strain to the situation. I’m going to share with you some tips I have learned along the way that has made this process a more pleasant […]

Day 5: The Bionic Blues

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It’s the last morning of my “diabetes vacation”. I went to bed on a Sunday night dreading the return to my regular routine. The last day of the Bionic Pancreas Study reminds me of the last day at camp … only worse. I’ve been anticipating and getting excited for the familiar surroundings of home, but […]

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We forget how much diabetes is such a silent illness. Twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week we think, think, and think again. Did we count the right carbs? Should I have taken the subway instead of walking to prevent that low? Should I not have had that extra chocolate kiss at the […]