“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 […]

Taking a Break From Your Insulin Pump

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eritrea Mussa Every now and then you may take a break from your diabetes technology. diaTribe’s Social Media Manager Eritrea Mussa Khan shares her experience taking a break from pumping and speaks to another member of the diabetes community to learn more about their experience as well. […]

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 […]

Can People with Type 1 Diabetes Also Get Type 2?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin As a response to several different factors, some individuals with type 1 diabetes can also develop characteristics of type 2 diabetes. Find out what may put you at risk and how you can try to prevent and manage ‘double diabetes.’ While people are […]

How to Plan for Sick Days with Diabetes

Have you noticed that your blood glucose levels get harder to manage when you are unwell? When we get sick, the body releases various stress hormones, some of which cause blood glucose levels to rise. You may easily find that you need more insulin to maintain your blood sugar in your usual range—and that your […]

Why I Wanted to Get a Diabetes Autoantibodies Panel at 16 Years Old

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Indigo G.A. Today, I took a test to identify if I have the autoantibodies to develop type 1 diabetes. This test was a long time coming and not an easy step for my family and me to take as my mom has been living with […]

High Blood Sugar at Night: What to Do

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler Why do your blood sugar levels increase at night, and what you can do to prevent this? Learn strategies for managing high blood sugar levels overnight and in the morning, including healthy bedtime snacks. For National Sleep Awareness week, we are focusing on […]

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 […]

Survivor’s Guilt: Losing My Brother to Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Katie Lesley I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) when I was eight years old. I was about to attend a new school, and within the last few weeks of summer, I found myself learning to dose a medication responsible for being […]

What Are SGLT-2 Inhibitors and How Can They Help Your Heart?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Mary Barna Bridgeman SGLT-2 inhibitors can protect your heart! This type of medicine is recommended for people with type 2 diabetes who have heart disease or risk factors related to heart disease. Learn about the use of these medicines, including side effects, their effect on […]