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 […]

The Power of Camp

Camp Kids

There are few perks to having Type One Diabetes, but having the opportunity to go to diabetes camp is one of the best things about having this disease. The feeling of being surrounded by peers and counselors who know the feeling of a high and low blood sugar is indescribable. Being at camp gives you […]

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During the month of April we asked you how you manage your diabetes in the workplace. Take a look at our findings based off of YOUR answers. What do you think the data are saying? Are these the results you expected to see? Sound off and let the community know what you think!     […]

Diabetes And Depression


  Scott Johnson discusses his personal struggles with his depression connected to type 1. Scott provides tips on how to create a support network and deal with the emotional baggage that comes with type 1.