“I Needed to Demand the Best”: How I Became My Own Diabetes Advocate

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By BT1 Editorial Team Learning to live with and manage diabetes after a diagnosis is hard enough. Having to advocate for your diabetes care can be daunting. If you live in or grew up in a community historically underserved by healthcare systems, speaking up […]

How to Advocate for Your Diabetes Needs With Your Doctor

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Julia flaherty I can recall many times in my life when I’ve failed to bring up key diabetes issues or topics with my doctor that I truly did need help with. It can be challenging to express our needs as a child, and […]

Diabetes and Human Rights: Your Voice Matters.

This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. Editor’s note: We are honored to republish an announcement from the vital and inspiring diabetes charity Life for a Child. Life for a Child supports children and young people living with type 1 diabetes in under-resourced communities. They partner with local clinics in 45 countries and work […]

How to Advocate for Yourself: Making Employer-Sponsored Health Plans Work for Your Diabetes Care

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Julia Kenney The therapies, devices, and care that people with diabetes need can be expensive without adequate insurance coverage. For those with employer-sponsored health insurance, there are steps you can take to improve your insurance options and advocate for yourself. Over 45 percent of Americans have diabetes […]

Rare Until It Happens to You: The Kycie Terry Story

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Jordan Jendricks Jamie Terry doesn’t know what exactly it is about her daughter that resonates so deeply with people. But there’s something about the combination of her curly blond hair, striking blue eyes, and the circumstances around her unfortunate and preventable death that have incredible […]

Type 1 Diabetes: Advocacy 101

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Katie Doyle If one of your resolutions for 2018 was to learn more about getting involved in advocacy, be a more effective advocate or support advocacy groups, we have a story that will get you motivated! Check out this profile for some advo […]

Treating Type 1 Diabetes in Bangladesh: Dr. Kaufman and Life for a Child

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Francine R. Kaufman, M.D. Greetings from Dhaka Traveling over the city by air and then languishing in traffic forever to get to the hotel, I see what now seems typical of a developing country: cars, motorbikes, rickshaws, and people at a standstill jammed […]

GivingTuesday: Donate for Diabetes

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement? Learn more and consider donating to a diabetes organization of your choice. Source: diabetesdaily.com