Diabetes Community Survey Shows Drug Costs Still Ranks Highest Access Concern

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Team In early 2021, Beyond Type 1’s advocacy division surveyed almost two thousand people living with or caring for someone with diabetes to determine key healthcare access issues faced by members of the Beyond Type 1 community throughout 2020. While […]

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 […]

Judgement in the Online Type 1 Diabetes Community

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission.By Carter Clark When handling a disease where your choices are your lifeline, you’ll stand up for them until the ends of the Earth. This makes sense, because without confidence in life or death decisions, an even slight sense of calm will never be achieved. […]

New Year, New Adventure (with Type 1 Diabetes)

This content originally appeared on Type 1 Writes. Republished with permission.I went back to uni a little over a month ago. It wasn’t the easiest decision to make as an adult with ‘adult’ responsibilities and a full time job, but ultimately it’s a decision that I hope will be a good investment in my future. […]

Surviving with Diabetes in Venezuela

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission.By Carmen Sosa Editor’s Note: Carmen Sosa lives in Venezuela with her daughter Sofia, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008. Carmen began working as a donor mother at the hospital where her daughter was being cared for and she is now the coordinator […]

Type 1, Type 2, or Type United?

This content originally appeared on Blood Sugar Trampoline. Republished with permission. World Diabetes Day 2018 is a distant memory now but I’m still pondering some of the negative feelings I had during that time period. I felt the community was more polarized than ever before. The type 1 community seemed to want more and more […]

Shot Through the Heart: Dear Derek, Love Liz

Standing by your “sweet” one is what this month is all about! Our next “Shot through the heart” love letter just goes to show you that life can be that much sweeter when you’ve got an amazing person by your side.    To my love,   You mean so much to me. Let me tell you […]