Julia Sclafani, Content Manager


Julia Sclafani is a writer, editor and multimedia producer whose work on human rights and public health topics lead her to Beyond Type 1. She received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. An award-winning journalist, Julia cut her teeth at her hometown newspaper. You can find her past work in print, on the radio and across the web.

Written by Julia Sclafani

Breaking Down the Science in “The Human Trial”

If “The Human Trial” sparked your curiosity about the future of diabetes cure research, here’s an explainer of the science at the film's center.MORE

Year in Review: The Biggest News in Diabetes Clinical Science

Highlights from the last year of diabetes research and treatment include new biosimilar insulins and updated screening and diagnosis guidelines.MORE

Guide: How to find LGBTQ-affirming healthcare

If you want to make your healthcare team more gender-affirming and LGBTQ-friendly, consider these resources.MORE

Young Adults with T1D + T2D Need Personalized Care

By understanding the unique challenges of early adulthood, providers can empower young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.MORE

Addressing Social and Structural Health Inequities in Diabetes Care

To address long-standing health inequities, providers and health systems must engage with barriers to high-quality diabetes care.MORE

What We Can Learn From Diabetes Care in India

Leaders in India discuss the progress they've seen across every facet of diabetes care in the country.MORE

Despite Universal Healthcare, Diabetes Disparities Persists in the United Kingdom

To address the racial and economic divide in diabetes technology use, a top U.K. diabetes specialist urges a change in pump and CGM training.MORE

How Therapy Helped Me After My Diabetes Misdiagnosis

For T’ara Smith, the tools she learned in therapy to manage negative thoughts helped her weather big life transitions—and a misdiagnosis of type 2 diabetes.MORE

A Guide to Different Types of Therapy

Knowing the most common forms talk therapy will help you know what to expect when meeting with a therapist.MORE

Men’s Perspectives: Type 1 Diabetes, Self-Care and Mental Health

Men across the Beyond Type 1 community share their perspectives on self-care, peer connections and the role emotional support plays in their type 1 diabetes management.MORE

Mental Health Stigma: Asking for Help as a Guy with T1D

Beyond Type 1 asked young men living with type 1 diabetes about the stigma men face around addressing mental health needs.MORE

Mental Health + T1D as a College Student-Athlete

Beyond Type 1 asked young men about managing type 1 diabetes independently, self-care and the role of peer support in their diabetes management in college.MORE

College with T1D: When Mental Health Affects Blood Sugars

Beyond Type 1 asked young men how they incorporate mental health care into their type 1 diabetes management.MORE

College Freshmen: Managing Your Mental Health with T1D

Beyond Type 1 asked young men about the ups and downs of managing type 1 diabetes independently for the first time.MORE

Access to Insulin is a Human Right—Yet Health Systems Across the Globe Still Struggle to Provide It

Life for a Child is working towards ensuring children and youth with type 1 diabetes can manage their diabetes and grow up to thrive.MORE

A Musician with Type 1 Diabetes Talks: The Importance of Men’s Mental Health

Austin James shares how integrating mental health support into his diabetes management team changed his approach to type 1 diabetes. MORE

A Psychologist’s Perspective: Men with Diabetes Need Mental Health Care, Too

Clinical psychologist Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri explains how including a mental health provider who understands diabetes can strengthen your care team and help you weather stress and avoid diabetes burnou...MORE

A1c Test Results Are More Likely To Be Inaccurate for People of Color–Here’s Why That Matters

A1c is one of the go-to tests for monitoring blood sugar, yet for people of African, South and Southeast Asian and Mediterranean ancestry, there’s a higher chance it’s not accurate.MORE

Our Warning Signs Advocates Save Lives; You Can Too

By becoming a diabetes warning signs advocate in your community, you can help others avoid the life-threatening consequences of catching the disease too late.MORE