We were just about to cross to that next cool part of our lives as a married couple –the time when you could take off without the kids for a weekend or more. Then I jinxed it. By saying it out loud. “Lauren will be in kindergarten this fall. I think we can leave the […]

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I strapped my newborn to my chest in her sling, and pushed my double stroller through the airport. Two car seats, a diaper bag, an activity bag, and one carry-on suitcase full of diabetes supplies left no room for my baby in her stroller seat. My husband had gone before us to begin settling our […]


I travel often for business and pleasure and have some “rules of the road” that can help you travel safely with diabetes-and make sure all your diabetes gear ends up with you when you arrive. First, I start out with a packing list. It has all my medications and supplies on it, and I refer […]

Top 10 T1D Trip Prep Tips


by GluStaff on March 7, 2013 Recently I had the opportunity to take a trip to Alaska. I had a great time but prepping for the trip was an adventure in and of itself. I thought I’d share my top ten diabetes trip prep tips with you: · Put your pump site in a visible […]

Talking Travel

talking travel For many of us the winter months are cold and dreary but for some it means time to vacation and escape to warmer temperatures. We heard from several of you that you use the late winter and early spring months to prepare for summer adventures and we thought what better time than to tackle […]

Video: Diabetes Relationships

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We asked you, members of the Glu Community, what is most difficult to share with your partner/spouse about diabetes and what is most important thing to share with them? Watch as Bill and Anna share their personal experiences and recap some of your thoughts each topic:   By Bill Woods–GluBill and Anna Floreen–GluAnna

 Like with any relationship, it comes with its own (ahem) highs and lows, according to one woman with type 1 diabetes. When Josh and I first started dating the diabetes aspect of our lives was so normal. We didn’t have to educate or teach each other about blood sugar and glucose monitoring the way we […]

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Cloud technology has quickly become a mainstay of modern life. We use it to get directions, make restaurant reservations and listen to new music. For those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), cloud technology also offers a way to improve and simplify control in an increasingly mobile world. Traditional blood glucose (BG) monitoring has hampered […]

Type 1 Sweethearts

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My fiancé and I met our second year of college in our Greek and Roman Mythology class. We didn’t find out that the other had type 1 diabetes until several weeks into our class after a brief conversations. I woke up late one morning and threw on my type 1 diabetes TrialNet t-shirt because I […]


Panic! Recently, I read, with great interest, a story about a woman who was completely stressed out that her child’s pump malfunctioned. She went on and on about how her entire life was now upside down and she had been fighting with all sorts of people on the phone to get it fixed immediately and […]