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Years of being told “there will be a cure in your lifetime.” The hope for a cure has slowly vanished for many of us over time. Why has it vanished, and what can we do to help rebuild the hope we once had? We are at the forefront of new advances in science and technology […]

Access Denied!

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For some people, it’s like receiving a letter saying a grant you spent hours preparing for wasn’t approved. For others, it’s the news your house offer was not accepted, or for eager high school seniors, that thin rejection letter from your first-choice college. For me, however, I experienced something new related to diabetes last week. […]

BP camp photo all 4B

This summer, trials for the bionic pancreas continued at the Clara Barton Camp in North Oxford, Massachusetts. I went for a visit, and had the opportunity to meet with two moms and their daughters about their experience. Having both attended Barton as a camper, and then counselor the sights of the pond and familiar smells […]

Friends for Life

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Is it really July already? Half a year is over, and before we know it, we’ll see candy canes in the aisles at Walgreens and CVS. I love summer and vow to wear my beloved flip-flops until the first snow falls. You have my word. As I sit here at my desk in Boston I […]

Bionic Bill Pic

It’s been great to see all the recent press about the bionic pancreas since the ADA’s 74th Scientific Sessions a couple of weeks ago. As many of you have seen here on Glu, it’s one of our favorite topics! In March, I had the great opportunity to speak about being part of the Beacon Hill […]

Almost Bionic…

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What is a clamp study? I quickly learned that a clamp study means that my blood sugar, with the help of sugar and insulin, would be “clamped” at a certain blood sugar target to see how well it breaks down sugar (in this case, glucagon). When asked about participating in this program, I quickly agreed. […]

Bionic June 2013-0996

It has been almost a year since we were involved in the Beacon Hill Study for the bionic pancreas. Overall, both Anna and I had a very positive experience with the system that gave insulin when our blood glucose went up and glucagon when it was going down. What a mental five-day relief from the […]

April Tech Photo 1

Whether you are newly diagnosed person with type 1 diabetes, a 50-year medalist, or somewhere in between, diabetes advancements have come a long way. It’s good to reflect back on the past diabetes management tools to appreciate what we have now and see how bright the future may be. I can’t tell you how impressed […]

Offering Insight

Cover with Anna Floreen

The morning I found out I was accepted to participate in the Beacon Hill Study for the bionic pancreas I think I screamed. I was required to complete two-hour screening process, including a physical exam, EKG, and a fasting BG with some other blood tests, but I didn’t care. For once in my life I […]

HCT video photo

We’re pleased to share an amazing video from Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Type 1 Diabetes Program that features the Bionic Pancreas in action at the Clara Barton Camp in North Oxford, Massachusetts. The T1D Program at the Helmsley Charitable Trust aims to accelerate the development of tools and devices to ease the burden of living with […]