Thinking About the Future


It was 1988, my first day at work as a psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. I had been asked to see Josh, a nice young fellow with type 1 diabetes. When I asked Josh how I could be of help, he said, “Today is my 30th birthday. Now what?” As a young […]

Welcome to Glu!

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My name is Dana Ball, Co-Founder and CEO of T1D Exchange. I’ve spent the past 11 years funding type 1 diabetes projects and programs for The Iacocca Foundation and The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. In fact, I wake up every morning thinking why do people get T1D, how can we better […]

Finally, time for a new pump!

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  For me, getting a new insulin pump is like celebrating the holidays, except it only happens once every five years… and instead of time with the family and bad sweaters, you get to deal with the statement of medical necessity, faxing of medical information, and co-pays. Choosing a new pump can be a hard, […]

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A woman with type 1 diabetes recalls the middle school project that helped her talk about her experience with diabetes with her classmates.

A person with type 1 diabetes describes the tortured process she goes through to figure out what diabetes supplies to bring and what to leave at home.

A woman with type 1 diabetes describes the seven sharp objects in her life and why she has no time for your fear of getting the flu shot.

T1D Word Association

From glucagon to lancets, a writer with type 1 diabetes shares what she thinks of when she hears words used to describe blood glucose management.

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A woman diagnosed late in life realizes she has a lot in common with hockey players when it comes to the volume of equipment needed.