Mental Health Guide for Boys and Men With T1d

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Liz Cambron-Kopco Living with diabetes can lead to diabetes burnout and negatively impact mental health. Both diabetes and mental health conditions can be invisible diseases, making it isolating when you don’t “appear” sick. This can be even harder for boys and men, who are less likely […]

Know the Warning Signs: The Hannah Hurlbut Story

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Hannah Hurlbut’s favorite color was teal/turqoise. She would’ve told you it was blue, but her mom, Ashley Weston, would clarify that it was teal/turqoise. She loved music and arts and crafts. And like many other 12-year-olds, she wasn’t the tidiest but when […]

How Community Health Workers Impact Diabetes Care

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin Andrew Briskin joined the diaTribe Foundation in 2021 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Health and Societies. Briskin is an Editor for diaTribe Learn. Two major factors that lead to poor outcomes for people with diabetes are food insecurity and a lack of social support. […]

Stigma and the Stories We Share

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Matthew Garza Matthew Garza joined the diaTribe Foundation in 2020 after graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Garza is the Managing Editor of diaTribe Learn. One of the most powerful ways to change a person’s mind is to have a […]

MoreThan a Diabetic: Eritrea Mussa Khan

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Eritrea Mussa Khan is 28 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 18 years. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband where she works full-time in application development training for a large school district. Recently, Eritrea joined the […]

Going Virtual: The Future of Diabetes Care

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Todd Boudreaux Ashlyn Mills is a physical therapy assistant in an outpatient setting in Florida, working with people with orthopedic and neurological disabilities. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 19 years old. Ashlyn recently started using DreaMed’s telehealth platform […]

Top Ten Myths About Peer Programs

I have been living with type 1 diabetes for almost 30 years (this October 19th marks my 30th diaversary) and I’ve worked in the diabetes industry for over 20 years. I’ve primarily focused my career on community education and peer programs and have seen time and time again how beneficial they are. But I’ve also […]

Embracing Community in Times of Crisis

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Erin McShay Sometimes in life, it takes something bad to happen for us to pause and appreciate how good things once were. I used to think of our lives as before and after our Sam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Fast forward […]