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Take a look at how diabetes was treated and diagnosed throughout history. -Linda Crasco/Linda C Insulin therapy may be less than a century old, but the history of diabetes stretches back millennia. Here are five historical factoids on diabetes through the ages:   Want more type 1 diabetes-related news stories, and the chance to help […]

Diabetes burnout and financial hardship top the list. -Linda Crasco/Linda C When you talk with your medical care provider about your type 1 diabetes, does your discussion go beyond your A1C numbers to talk about the impact diabetes is having on your life? We recently asked the Glu community three poll questions about this, and […]

We polled Glu members about supplements, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and reiki. By GluColleenG Almost a third of American adults use complementary or alternative medical treatments, according to a 2015 survey from the National Institutes of Health. It’s not surprising, then, that a significant number of people with type 1 diabetes might also opt to try these […]

Glu poll data finds that nearly half of our respondents have seen a mental health provider, but that few have seen one with knowledge about type 1 diabetes. Text by GluCraig and poll figures provided by GluColleen There is growing awareness that many with type 1 diabetes need more mental health support than they are […]

  We take a look at Glu user data and a large longitudinal study to see which month is the most popular to celebrate a diaversary. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig Recently, GluColleenG took a look at Glu user profile data to see what month Glu users were diagnosed. As you can see from the chart above, while the […]

Despite the daily burden of management in type 1 diabetes, many people worry about complications. In fact, in a Glu Question of the Day, out of 563 responders, nearly half (44%) reported that they think about complications always or frequently. One of the most feared complications can be the threat of losing your vision. What […]

  Good News! In a Question of the Day, an overwhelming majority (81% of 477) Glu participants indicated that they have been screened for diabetic retinopathy at some point in the past. However, it is important to get screened regularly!   Getting Screened Out of 537 people polled in the Glu community, 33% (175) reported […]

Sick of the cold? It’s that time of year when parents and kids are beginning to think about summer schedules, and plans for diabetes camp may be part of that plan. Whether your child is hoping you get in the same cabin as their best buds from last summer, or you’re still doing research on which […]

One of the most commonly discussed topics on Glu over the years has been about the importance of getting continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) covered by Medicare. Until recently, CGM had been classified as an adjunctive device, meaning that it complemented care, and thus, didn’t fit into a category that Medicare would cover. But in January […]

Glu T1D Exchange diabetes insulin

Over the past decade the type 1 diabetes community has been working together to develop and deliver new solutions that will improve outcomes with type 1 diabetes—while relieving the burden. When it comes to automated insulin delivery (AID), our community has invested a lot – hundreds of millions of dollars, years of research, innovation and […]