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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 […]

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A recent multinational collaboration found that the percentage of children over the age of 6 years living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who use insulin pumps is higher in the US than in England, Wales, Germany, and Austria, and in all of these countries, HbA1c levels were lower among pump users. In this collaboration, investigators […]


A new approach to emergency glucagon delivery for the treatment of diabetes-related severe hypoglycemia was recently presented by T1D Exchange at the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) international conference in Paris, France. Researchers also presented data that sheds light on those individuals most at risk for complications, with type 1 diabetes perhaps most at […]

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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 […]

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If you live with T1D, you have likely heard of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)1. The DCCT was a major clinical study, conducted from 1983 to 1993, designed to investigate whether intensive glucose control, aimed at maintaining near-normal blood glucose levels, would affect the development and progression of diabetes complications over a period […]

The Pizza Study

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You may have a certain image that comes to mind when you think of a clinical trial. But did you know that a study can involve eating pizza? Our friend Scott Scolnick, who has written about being an enthusiastic foodie in the past, recently participated in a study at Joslin to optimize bolusing for pizza, […]


Research is such a vague concept to most people—except perhaps actual researchers. For many years of living with diabetes it was easy for me to dismiss—because it didn’t make me feel anything—and that’s a problem I am working to address as Special Projects Manager for T1D Exchange because I think it’s a pretty widespread issue. […]


T1D Exchange presented findings at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research’s annual meeting this past September showing the bone diseases osteoporosis and osteopenia are common among women with type 1 diabetes (T1D), particularly in those age 65 years and older. Researchers set out to gain a better understanding of the relationship between T1D […]

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Largest Study to Date of Residual Insulin Production Proves Such Patients Are Not ‘Exceptional’–Major Clinical and Health Policy Implications According to a first-of-its-kind, large-scale study conducted by researchers from T1D Exchange, about one third of people with type 1 diabetes produce insulin, as measured by C-peptide, a byproduct of insulin production, even upward of forty […]

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. […]