Get your questions answered on the Beyond Type 1 app
Ever wish you had a type 1 community of experts that you could go to for all of your type 1 diabetes (T1D) questions? Like Does type 1 affect anyone else’s hair growth? Where’s the best place for sites? Is it okay to get a tattoo? Well there is, and it’s right at your fingertips, literally. Beyond Type 1 just launched it’s app for mobile and web that is linking people in nearly 100 different countries across the globe. It’s a place where you can ask questions, share your thoughts, your struggles and your triumphs, all with people who get it. Whether you have type 1 or are a caregiver of someone with type 1, this app is made up of an extraordinary community which fosters support and provides answers to all those nerve-wrecking T1D questions.
Caitlyn Sinclair from Glasgow, Scotland, wanted to know this on the Beyond Type 1 app: “Is anyone else worried that their diabetes will affect relationships with people? I feel like when you start dating it’s like a big secret and then when you reveal it what if it’s too much for that person? I dunno, it just scares me a little…”
This is what the community had to say…
Leah from California, USA
Brent from Pennsylvania, USA
Michelle from Chicago, USA
Heather from Canada
Brittany from Georgia, USA
Kristen from Connecticut, USA
Raj from California, USA
So, eventually when you open up to them it already feels weird as if a part of you was initially hiding something.
And then one of the two things happen largely due to lack of T1 awareness, they either treat you like a helpless pet who needs mollycoddling or careless twats who got it upon themselves. Both of which are annoying. PS—also, I hate it every time when I have to explain how this is not what your old uncle had.”
Jonathan from Oklahoma, USA