Being Queer with Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Shawn Laib People with diabetes who are also a part of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges when it comes to healthcare, dealing with stigma and body image issues. Shawn Laib describes his personal experiences while speaking to other LGBTQ people about how they manage […]

The Difference Between a Great Endocrinologist and the Other Kind…

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Ginger Vieira We called her Ann, but her full name is Ann S. Christiano, MS, APRN. While she’s actually a nurse practitioner with a specialty in endocrinology — not a doctor — other healthcare professionals could only hope to be as incredible as Ann. […]

Having Healthcare Cost Conversations to Improve Patient Outcomes: A Practical Guide

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. Beyond Type 1’s 2021 advocacy survey further confirmed findings from other studies that have shown that cost of care is a frequent barrier for the diabetes community. In the survey, a majority of respondents (56%) ranked access to affordable insulin and diabetes drugs as their most important access […]

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. […]

Distrust of the Health Care System: A Lethal Issue

In the last few years alone, we have seen numerous, heartbreaking stories of childhood deaths from diabetes due to a misdiagnosis or from parental hesitance to accept the diagnosis and to start insulin therapy. Most recently, the media highlighted a case of a young boy’s parents who turned to an herbalist, who advised them their […]

Type 1 Diabetes: Saving Lives in Bolivia

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission.By Todd Boudreaux & Mariana Gómez For people living in under-resourced countries, the lack of access to diabetes supplies is a grave reality. Without support, many young people die every year from untreated type 1 diabetes. Life For a Child partners with diabetes centers across […]