#KnowledgeDrop Expert Video Series


November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Tune in every week on Facebook for live chats with experts, or participate right now in #TheDropSpotted campaign to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes! 


This Diabetes Awareness Month, Beyond Type 1 will air live conversations every week in November with diabetes experts covering key areas impacting everyone with Type 1 diabetes. The Facebook Live chats will provide an in-depth look at a key topic areas in diabetes, including: mental health for people with Type 1 diabetes, the future of diabetes care, diabetic ketoacidosis + ketone management, and going beyond A1C with new ways of measuring management.

#KnowledgeDrop will kick off on Wednesday, November 6 at approximately 4pm Pacific Time on Beyond Type 1’s Facebook page with a conversation about mental health with Dr. William Polonsky, President and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI). BDI is the world’s first organization wholly dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. He’ll be joined for a conversation by Beyond Type 1 Leadership Council member Lauren Bongiorno, T1D, and Diabetic Health Coach.

Throughout the month of November, #KnowledgeDrop will feature additional appearances from experts including

  • Dr. Aaron Neinstein, endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Director of Clinical Informatics at the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation
  • Dr. Satish K. Garg, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Adult Clinic of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado
  • Dr. Kathleen (Kittie) Wyne, who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The live conversations will be facilitated by community members living with Type 1 diabetes, including Beyond Type 1 Leadership Council Members Rob Howe, creator of the Diabetics Doing Things podcast, and Neil Greathouse, video creator and storyteller.

Members of the diabetes community are encouraged to tune in and ask questions live during each Facebook Live on Beyond Type 1’s Facebook page. #KnowledgeDrop is an informal and interactive series produced to bring the latest research and clinical information to the community, accessible from the comfort of the couch or streaming on a smartphone. Following the live conversations, Beyond Type 1 will publish videos and articles with the most important learnings from each of the experts.

#KnowledgeDrop is made possible by support from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, and editorial control rests solely on Beyond Type 1. “We are honored to support Beyond Type 1 in this important initiative to raise awareness of the difficulties that people living with type 1 diabetes face on a daily basis,” said Pablo Lapuerta, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer at Lexicon.  “Lexicon is committed to the continual building of educational awareness in the type 1 community around improving diabetes management.”

Tune in Wednesday, November 6 at 4pm PT!

The #KnowledgeDrop series is made possible with support from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, and editorial control rests solely on Beyond Type 1.