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Campfires, bug juice, epic Gaga, best friends – these are the ingredients that stir up summer camp success. Whether your favorite camp is in the mountains, on the beach, at a college campus or in a city park, summer camp has enriched the lives of youth since 1861. Inside there’s a magic mixture of risk, […]

Big Blue Test Results


I know this won’t be news to you, but I’m going to say it anyway: exercise can be helpful when it comes to blood glucose control. It’s so simple, that you might be tempted to click away and chuckle under your breath about how silly I am for presenting this idea as if it’s novel. […]

Exercise is Medicine


That seems a bold statement, but think about it. Exercise helps lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, LDL (lousy) cholesterol, and A1C. It can even keep your blood sugar lower hours after you exercise because exercise increases your sensitivity to insulin. Physical activity improves circulation, lowers your risk for heart disease and stroke, and builds […]

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  Have you heard? Medicare is cutting reimbursement by almost two thirds for blood glucose test strips starting this July. And because private health plans tend to follow Medicare’s lead, there will likely be a ripple effect into the greater diabetes community. The decision will not only affect people with diabetes, who may have to […]

Drinking with Diabetes


My name is Bennet Dunlap and I’m a father of three teens, two with type 1 diabetes. My non-T1D daughter, Kelley, earned her degree in 2012 at NYU and saw the first-hand reality of alcohol on campus. At the same time, her bother was auditioning for acting programs at colleges in New York City and […]

Technology and Cycling


Anna Floreen talks with Kevin Dolan, an avid cyclist, about the technologies he uses to help keep his diabetes in check. Anna: How has the use of technology affected your ability to exercise well with diabetes? What features do you find most helpful? Kevin: The advances of medical device technology over the past decade have […]

Diabetes and the Law


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 […]


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


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.