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

FDA Approves Teplizumab to Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

Teplizumab binds to certain immune system cells and delays the progression of T1D.MORE

Our #SeeTheSigns Advocates Save Lives; You Can Too

Become a #SeeTheSigns advocate in your community—help others avoid the life-threatening consequences of a delayed type 1 diabetes diagnosis.MORE

How Diabetes Data Apps Can Improve your Doctor’s Visits

Diabetes apps can help your doctor make better adjustments to your treatment routine.MORE

Money-Saving Tips for Diabetes Apps & Programs

Using a diabetes management platform, like an app, can really help you juggle the daily demands of diabetes.MORE

Your Doctor May Start Screening for Anxiety. Here’s Why.

Your mental health should be a part of your ongoing diabetes care—after all, anxiety is more common among people with diabetes. MORE

Congress Wants You to Know About These New, Cheaper Insulins

This legislation aims to help you and your doctor understand the potential benefits of cost-saving biosimiliar drugs and how to access them.MORE

Insulin Prices are Rising Unchecked. New Biosimilar Insulins May Cost You Less.

New biosimilar insulins stand to offer lower-cost alternatives for people who rely on on insulin to stay alive. MORE

What is Biosimilar Insulin?

The launch of biosimilar insulins will expand options for people with diabetes and may drive competition amid soaring prices at the pharmacy.MORE

Interchangeable Insulin: Here’s What You Need to Know

You may soon be able to substitute newer, cheaper insulins that work exactly the same as your current prescription.MORE

Going Back to School with Diabetes: Advice from Community Experts

Take this time to design a plan for diabetes management at school that your child can feel confident about.MORE

Research + Representation: Why Clinical Trials Need More Diverse Participation

Clinical trials have drawn overwhelmingly white participants, this has to change to capture more accurate results.MORE

Explaining the Research: What Will It Take to Cure Diabetes?

JDRF Chief Scientific Officer Sanjoy Dutta explains what goes into finding cures and what makes type 1 diabetes research uniquely challenging. MORE

Vertex Acquires ViaCyte, Combining Resources Toward a T1D Cure

The global biotech giant is set to acquire ViaCyte for $320 million.MORE

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

“I Needed to Demand the Best”: How I Became My Own Diabetes Advocate

A diabetes advocate shares how she fought to get the care she deserved after her type 1 diabetes diagnosis.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

Finding Support After a Diabetes Diagnosis: “I didn’t want to admit it was taking such a toll on me.”

“I was starting this new chapter of my life and it felt like I was getting held back” by the diagnosis, Dana says.MORE

The Support System That Helps This FSU Baseball Player Reach His Goals

"Meeting other athletes who had type 1 diabetes and seeing what they've done made a big difference,” Jaime says.MORE

When Adrian’s Mental Health Suffered, So Did His Diabetes Management

“When I’m mentally tired from having diabetes... it definitely affects the way I treat my diabetes day-to-day,” Adrian says.MORE

Tackling Freshman Year with Diabetes: “I’m doing everything on my own.”

Elite tennis player Garrett Kurtz had to change the way he faced his type 1 diabetes management in college so he could stay competitive.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

Musician Austin James Talks Mental Health + Diabetes Burnout

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