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Glu is a critical component of the T1D Exchange, an organization founded on the premise that the advancement of type 1 diabetes therapies requires real patient data and input. As part of your Glu membership, you have the unique opportunity to be part of type 1 diabetes research.  Our current study on exercise seeks to […]

Diabetes Training Camp


Diabetes Training Camp (DTC) is a unique clinical resource devoted to diabetes, fitness, exercise, and sports education. They build individualized diabetes management plans and offer lectures, workshops, training sessions, and counseling sessions with medical and coaching specialists. Whether you want to learn a fitness program, tweak your exercise regime and diabetes management, or take your […]


As I write this, the weather here in Minneapolis is cold, windy, and it’s been raining for days. My legs are sore, but I’m smiling from ear to ear because I braved the cold, wind, and rain to finish the longest run I’ve ever done (9.5 miles). I’m training to run a half marathon near […]


During college I was 350 pounds, drinking over a gallon of water a day, and getting up every twenty minutes during the night to urinate. There was no question that I had diabetes, but does a 350-pound, twenty-one-year-old have type 1 or type 2? It was decided by my doctors that at my weight I […]

The Big Blue Test


Since 2010, over 40,000 people helped themselves while helping more than 10,000 others. Most participants in the Big Blue Test experience an average blood sugar drop of 20% and with every Big Blue Test result, a donation is made by the program sponsor to help others around the world with diabetes in need. The Big […]

Volunteering with AYUDA

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This past summer, I had the opportunity to be involved in two AYUDA programs in the Dominican Republic. The first was Ganémosle la Carrera a la diabetes (Let’s Beat Diabetes campaign), in which volunteers such as myself work closely on a national diabetes prevention and exercise campaign, which culminates in a fitness event including a […]

A New Routine

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Even though I enjoy exercise and have been a faithful gym-goer since high school, I often have to force myself to workout sometimes, even if it’s just for a 30 to 45 minute trip to the treadmill. I feel better about myself knowing I was there. However, a recent light bulb of inexplicable awesomeness went off […]