Why Going to Therapy Is Giving Yourself the Chance You Deserve

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Liz Cambron-Kopco, Growing up, you may constantly hear how important taking care of your physical health is. But mental health is often overlooked. Today, mental health is recognized as a more critical part of overall wellbeing. Still, there are stigmas surrounding it that need to be addressed. […]

“Considered a Curse”—Combating Diabetes Stigma in Nagpur, India

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lucía Feito Allonca de Amato Jayesh Amarte is a 22-year-old man living in Nagpur, India studying to enter a Master’s Degree Program in Product Design. Jayesh also uses his talents as a public speaker to advocate for awareness about Type 1 diabetes, a […]

Imagine Spotlights: Community Manager Tiana Cooks Talks T1D + Pageantry

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Imagine Spotlights is a weekly video series produced as part of ADA’s virtual Imagine Camps for kids and teens. Hosted by Rob Howe, this series features conversations with inspirational individuals affected by diabetes and offers a fun learning experience for campers and […]

MoreThan a Diabetic: Eritrea Mussa Khan

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Eritrea Mussa Khan is 28 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 18 years. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband where she works full-time in application development training for a large school district. Recently, Eritrea joined the […]

The New Type 1 Diabetes Detection Program from JDRF

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Stacey Simms Stacey: Tell me more about T1detect. Frank: T1Detect is an education and awareness program about type 1 diabetes(T1D) and its risks, and a very important component of that is making the [autoantibodies] test available to people. Because right now, they’re not […]

From Coping to Healing (and Everything in Between): An Interview With Michelle Bauer

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner If you ask us, Michelle Bauer is about as badass as you can get. An Iron Man competitor, a newly published author, and one of the biggest hearts in the diabetes community, she’s the definition of a game-changer. Michelle recently sat […]

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 […]

Going Virtual: The Future of Diabetes Care

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Todd Boudreaux Ashlyn Mills is a physical therapy assistant in an outpatient setting in Florida, working with people with orthopedic and neurological disabilities. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 19 years old. Ashlyn recently started using DreaMed’s telehealth platform […]

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 […]

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 […]