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I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1968, at the age of 8 years old. At the time, there were no fingerstick blood sugars available for use. One had to regulate diabetes by measuring urine sugars, a very imprecise way to monitor blood sugar control. I recently obtained copies of my medical records from […]

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On Tuesday, October 28th, JDRF advocates met with Massachusetts State Senator Ed Markey’s Health Aide, Kayla Scire, to ask the Senator to support Bill S. 2689, which would ensure those with Medicare have access to life-saving CGM technologies. Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY), have introduced the “Medicare CGM Access […]

The Best Day Ever

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I did it. I got married. The wedding was awesome, and so far marriage is awesome. Some people say getting married and being married isn’t much different from say someone like me who had already been living with their significant other and doing domesticated things for over a year, but when asked, I do actually […]

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My son, David, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2013. In full-blown DKA, we spent several days in the hospital recovering and learning as much as we could about diabetes—something about which my wife and I knew absolutely nothing. After this very brief introduction, our pediatric endocrinologist told us that while for most […]

Managing Night Shifts

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It has been just over fifteen years since I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and two years since I became a registered nurse. My desire to become a nurse stemmed from many things, but most influential in my decision was my experience with T1D. Now two years into my career, it turns out the […]

The First Summer

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The summer of 2013 was the first summer I ever had to think about food and drink consumption and activity levels. After 37 prior summers of “absolute carefree freedom,” it was eye-opening, mind-numbing, and so many other things. Early in my diagnosis last year, I began to see that you can’t control what you don’t […]

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The Future of Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Dexcom’s Technology Advances Have you ever wondered about the science that goes into the development CGMs? We’re pleased to announce that Dexcom is joining us at the T1D Exchange offices in Boston on May 28. Laura Endres, National Sales Director and David Rogers, Dexcom Territory Business Manager, will […]

Why Can’t We Use It?

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I take care of adults with type 1 diabetes and have become a strong advocate for improvements in their care. Besides the fact that is has become harder and harder to get enough test strips for my patients, it particularly annoys me that once patients reach the age of 65 years, their continuous glucose monitors […]


Make your voice heard today by participating in Glu’s questionnaire about continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). We are interested in hearing from registered Glu members who meet the following criteria: Have type 1 (T1) diabetes; Are >18 years of age; and Are insulin pump users Research Details After answering some screening questions to verify that you […]

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Glu is currently working with a company to learn more about the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community’s experience with continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). We are interested in hearing from registered members of the Glu community who   Have T1D, are >18 years of age, and currently use a CGM Are a parent/guardian of a child […]