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When my oldest child was born, I spent 12 happy weeks immersing myself into motherhood. I had a fairly good gig—Sarah was an easygoing baby who slept well from the start and smiled willingly as long as she was fed and dry. It was hard not to be in love with this tiny creature and […]

ER room

For my northeastern family and thousands others, the winter of 2015 will go down in history as the winter that cancelled weeks’ worth of school, made commuting to work a nightmare and ruined every bit of fun we had planned on weekends. The City of Boston and nearly all of New England has suffered a […]

A Tale of Two Clubs

Glu Team

  On October 23, 2013, my son Miles joined a very special community of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). At six years old, he was inducted into, what GluAnna calls “the club no one wants to be in.” On that same day, my husband Andrew and I joined a different club—one that requires […]


[We’re happy to introduce the newest member of our team, Jill Petrie, who serves as communications director for T1D Exchange and Glu!] I’ve specialized in healthcare marketing for over a decade. I’ve created patient websites, training videos for doctors, even “welcome kits” for patients recently diagnosed with a disease. Sometimes, I wondered whether a new […]

In Sickness and in Health


Okay, I admit it. I was young and naive on my wedding day. But like most 24-year-olds, I thought I knew everything. My husband and I were among the first of our friends to get hitched. We met in college, lived together after graduation, and shared everything for six years. It seemed like the most […]

Amy and Children

I admit it—being an endurance athlete makes me pretty selfish. Whether it’s triathlons, marathons, cycling, or swimming, races require an enormous amount of training, gear, sleep and nutrition, all of which serve me personally and no one else. It’s my goal, my race, my finisher’s medal. Or is it? When my son was diagnosed with […]

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, […]

AmyB Diaversary 1

A couple of months ago, my family passed an important diabetes milestone: my seven-year-old son Miles’ first diabetes anniversary on October 23. As the “diaversary” approached, I grew excited and proud that we would soon be celebrating a full year of firsts with diabetes. But as I thought more about it, I wondered: is it […]

Mom 2

At one time or another, many of us have been mom-shamed. Whether it’s breast-feeding vs. bottle-feeding, working vs. staying at home, or conventional vs. organic food, this recent phenomenon of judging one another’s parenting choices, especially on social media, makes an already tough job even more difficult. But what happens when you add type 1 […]

carved pumpkins

Let’s face it: holidays are usually a challenge for the type 1 community, as food is almost always at the center of our celebrations. But if there is anything more challenging than trick-or-treating on Halloween for a T1 kid and his or her parents, I haven’t yet come across it yet! Those treats are tricky […]