The ADA x BT1 Collab

 2021-07-26

About the ADA x Beyond Type 1 Collab

This partnership will feature combined resources, strategies, and tactics to better serve people living with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes.

The ADA x BT1 Collab is founded on a shared vision that both organizations are more impactful by working together and playing to their unique strengths.

Much of the work of the Collab will focus on bringing the most important and up-to-date medical and research information directly to people living with diabetes.

Read the official announcement of the ADA x BT1 Collab HERE or in Spanish HERE.

Imagine Spotlights

Every year, the American Diabetes Association’s summer camps give thousands of children the opportunity to make life-changing connections with other kids with Type 1 diabetes.

Imagine Camp included a weekly speaker series that took place all throughout summer and was co-produced by the ADA and Beyond Type 1 and hosted by Rob Howe. The series, “Imagine Spotlights,” featured conversations with impressive individuals living with diabetes, serving as a weekly dose of inspiration and fun experience for campers and their families at home.

Imagine Spotlights


Imagine Camp includes a weekly speaker series that takes place all throughout Imagine Camp as a part of the ADA x BT1 Collab, hosted by Rob Howe. The series - "Imagine Spotlights" - features conversations with inspirational individuals affected by diabetes and offers a fun learning experience for campers and their families. New interviews launch weekly on Thursdays at 4pm PT / 7pm ET on Beyond Type 1's Facebook.MORE

ADA Scientific Sessions

Each year, the biggest diabetes conference—American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions—takes place. Over the course of five days, this annual meeting brings together researchers, healthcare providers, diabetes technology companies, and many more from around the globe.

During these five days, there are more than 1,400 original research presentations and over 180 sessions on the latest advancements in research, treatment, and care for people with diabetes. The Beyond Type 1 team attends the conference both in person and virtually, providing detailed coverage on dozens of topics and live-updates on Twitter.

Read more breaking news at Beyond Type 2.

Research from ADA 2021

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Read more sessions coverage at Beyond Type 1 and Beyond Type 2.

Diabetes Eye Health

Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in adults — but it can be prevented and treated! Learn everything you need to know about how diabetes can impact your eyes, and what you can do to keep them healthy with our comprehensive diabetes eye health resource.

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We Asked an Ophthalmologist: Who REALLY Needs Eye Exams?


Regardless of your A1c, Kevin Blinder, MD, ophthalmologist explains why everyone with diabetes needs an annual eye exam.MORE

Read more at our eye health resource, Diabetes and Eye Health.

Collab Conversations

Visit BeyondType2 to watch the Collab Conversations series with the ADA’s experts on all things related to type 2 diabetes health.


Read the official announcement of the ADA x BT1 Collab HERE or in Spanish HERE.