Mental Health Guide for Boys and Men With T1d

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Liz Cambron-Kopco Living with diabetes can lead to diabetes burnout and negatively impact mental health. Both diabetes and mental health conditions can be invisible diseases, making it isolating when you don’t “appear” sick. This can be even harder for boys and men, who are less likely […]

Diabetes is Ruff: Diving into the World of Diabetes Service Dogs

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Julia Kenney When you think of tools to help you manage diabetes, you likely think of therapies and devices – but what about dogs? We spoke with Mark Ruefenacht, who trained the first diabetes service dog in the world, to learn how these special animals […]

What Does a Low Blood Sugar Feel Like?

Despite so many advances in both medicine and technology, people living with type 1 diabetes still have a higher premature mortality rate than the general population. Severe hypoglycemia can be fatal and accounts for up to 10% of deaths among young people with type 1 diabetes. Being able to detect the symptoms of a low […]

A Mother Reflects on Her Son’s Diaversary During Trying Times

Written by Cami Tepper 4/15/11.   We’ve celebrated life, courage, strength and resilience on this day for 9 years of living with type 1 diabetes.   No cause, no cure, no remission or seasonal vaccine.    But this year, I find myself reflecting in a new yet familiar way. As we entered this pandemic, I was hit with […]

Diabetes Love Letter: From Briana to Husband

By Briana Payne Dear Aaron, You are my husband, best friend, father to our children, and partner in crime. You were there in the instacare clinic on a Sunday morning April 24, 2016, when I got the dreaded diagnosis of diabetes. We later confirmed the following week that it was type 1 diabetes because I […]

Diabetes Love Letter: From Eoin to Girlfriend

Editor’s note: I had the pleasure of meeting Eoin at a diabetes meetup in New York City last month. He had just won the Myabetic award for “Diabetic Male Fitness Influencer” and rightfully so since he motivates people every day to be the best version of themselves. He tackles affordability issues, stigmas and teaches his […]

An Argument for Kindness in the Diabetes World

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lauren Salko This is what I used to tell people when asked the difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes: “type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease and type 2 diabetes is caused by poor diet and lifestyle choices”. I still […]

The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom: A Book Review

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Alexi Melvin Familiar Face If you have been an active (or even not so active) follower of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) online community in the past few years, you have likely heard of Stacey Simms. Stacey is a radio host, T1D mom […]

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: diabetesdaily.com

How Can I Talk to My Loved One About Their Diabetes If They Don’t Want to Talk About It?

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.By Susan Guzman Dear Counselor’s Corner, My sister-in-law was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and I would love to be able to help her any way I can. However, every time I try to talk to her about it, she changes […]