The Upside (and Downside) of Diabetes Social Media

Social media has a lot to offer those of us with chronic health conditions. Not only can it provide a sense of community with people that share our struggles, but it also offers us useful tools to help our overall well-being. We can start our day with our horoscope, enjoy a workout with a social […]

The Power of the Diabetes Online Community

By Nate Allman Daily management of the beast that is type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be challenging, at best, on a good day. I am 29 years old and was diagnosed at age 12. Thankfully, I had a good support system in place. My mom, a nurse, and my dad, who worked as an EMS/Firefighter, […]

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 […]

Type 1 Therapist’s Tips for Coping and Grieving During Hard Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has left us all in fear, especially for those who are elderly or have pre-existing conditions. Knowing that we fit this demographic adds an extra layer to this challenging time. It is more important than ever to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. We spoke to a licensed associate […]

Diabetes Isn’t “One Size Fits All”

I love the diabetes online community for everything that it offers: advice in times of need, hope in times of despair, helpful anecdotes and inspiring stories, and friendships formed across time zones and many miles. One of the things that the diabetes online community sometimes does, though, is to try and prescribe how everyone with […]

If Your Blood Sugar Could Talk

The diabetes online community (DOC) is great for finding information, asking for advice but also for a much-needed laugh. Over the past few weeks, Levi Davenport’s video that humanizes his blood sugar has gone viral within our community and many are finding this two-part video series not only hilarious but therapeutic as well. I caught […]

How People Invalidated My Feelings Towards My Diabetes

By Madelyn Corwin I haven’t felt this way about my diabetes before this year. When I was diagnosed, it was a “do or die” attitude. No time to cry. No time to make my classmates pity me. My teachers rarely believed me when I said I needed to get a snack for a low of […]

Beyond Type 1: Changing What It Means to Live with Type 1 Diabetes

Learn about the mission and diabetes advocacy efforts of Beyond Type 1. Check out this summary to learn more about who they are, what they do, and more. Source: