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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 […]

Steve and baby

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 16 years old—16 years ago. I’d like to think that I’ve been pretty successful with my diabetes management. I don’t live in the shadow of my condition—in fact I have thrived because of it. It has taken me some amazing places that people with diabetes, […]

Getting Organized


How much do you feel organizational skills factor into diabetes management? While we were at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference in August, we attended a session called “How to Organize Diabetes Management.” Led by Leslie Josel and Susan Weiner, they outlined ways to set a routine and offered tips to help deal […]

The Best Day Ever

In the vineyard

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 […]

The Unwanted Wedding Guest

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Thanks to one of the places I’m registered at, I’m reminded that in a month, I’ll be walking down the aisle in something white. Yes, that’s right—GluAnna is getting married! I think what is most nerve-wracking to me the about my wedding day isn’t the all-eyes-on-me part, messing up whatever I’m supposed to say to […]

Testing Supplies Lancet Strips-1783 BW

How often do you change your lancet? Do you remember the last time you did? These were both questions of the day on Glu, and it’s been interesting to see all of the responses in the comments that followed. We compiled the results of one of the questions below. Are the results what you’d expect […]

Burnout Book Cover

The first thing most people seem to assume when they hear the phrase “diabetes burnout” is that it means someone who is experiencing it has completely given up on themselves and their diabetes. Sometimes that assumption is followed by, “Oh, I would never do that,” as though feeling burnout is both automatically a choice and […]

Managing Night Shifts

Illuminated blue clock

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 […]

A 25-Year Journey

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  The Lilly Diabetes Journey Award program recognizes people at milestone years for diabetes management. Glu community managers Anna Floreen and Bill Woods received their bronze 25-year medals recently, and share their reflections on living with diabetes. Anna’s Reflection Twenty-five years is a long time. Okay, maybe not for some people who have lived decades […]

T1D Discover Age of DX

Glu, part of T1D Exchange, works with a network of more than 70 clinics, a registry of data from more than 26,000 patients, and a sample repository that supports researchers from industry and academia. The T1D Exchange Clinic Registry bolsters the development of projects and programs in type 1 diabetes by helping researchers characterize individuals […]