5 Ways to Talk Gentler to Yourself with Diabetes

Living with diabetes is hard. The 24/7/365 management, constant conscientiousness, precise measurements and tracking, and near perfection that the condition requires can be exhausting, and sometimes we’re our own worst critic. We can become siloed in the “shoulds” and “should nots”, working ourselves into a corner of unrealistic expectations, not letting ourselves be fully human. […]

Mark Andrews: A Tight End with Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Katie Doyle The Baltimore Ravens didn’t choose just any offensive lineup during the 2018 NFL draft – a key part of their strategy is Mark Andrews, a tight end from the University of Oklahoma who has been managing his type 1 diabetes since […]

Diabetes and Reality TV, with Marcus Lacour from Say I Do

By Alexi Melvin Netflix’s “Say I Do” is a reality show about surprise dream weddings, but its first episode showcased something we don’t often see in reality TV – type 1 diabetes (T1D). In the episode, Marcus LaCour was given the chance to surprise his wife Tiffany with a magnificent wedding do-over. Alongside planning and […]

Seeing the Signs and Learning to Thrive with Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Eoin Costelloe It seems like most type 1 diabetics out there have a similar start to their story: an overwhelming sense of fatigue, intense and sudden weight loss, an unquenchable thirst, and extraordinarily frequent trips to the bathroom… The start of their new life. […]

Interview with Type 1 Musician Austin James

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Austin James is a FreeStyle Libre Ambassador and this content was made possible with support from Abbott Diabetes Care. Austin James is a multi-instrumentalist from Hartford, Connecticut whose music blends folk, rock, and soul to create a new genre-bending sound. He […]

How Coming Out Helped Me Accept My Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Peter Friedfeld I’d like to tell you a bit about my journey. First, you have to understand something about me: as a lifelong hypochondriac, I always only ‘thought’ I got diseases. So imagine my surprise being diagnosed as a diabetic not once, but […]

Feeling Helpless? Here’s What You Can Do

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team Feeling helpless in the midst of COVID-19? You’re not alone. There’s a lot we still don’t know about the virus and the situation is changing by the hour. One important thing to think about is separating what you […]

Life With Type 1 Diabetes: A Gamer’s Take

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By DJ Lipscomb I never thought I would be the type of person who watched someone play video games on the internet. But here I am, a 32-year-old dad who loves video games and not only watches other people stream, but recently started a […]

Este Haim on Burnout + Bolusing for Pizza

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Todd Boudreaux Este Haim is the bassist of the pop group Haim, which she formed with her sisters Alana and Danielle in 2007. Este has also been living with type 1 diabetes for nearly 20 years. Last week, Haim announced the release of […]