Lala Jackson, Senior Project Manager, Digital Unit

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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, DIGITAL UNIT
Lala swore to never work in the Type 1 diabetes space for fear of making diabetes more than 100% of her life (having been diagnosed at age 10), then ended up doing it anyway. Making an impact in the lives of fellow people with Type 1 diabetes mattered too much to stay away. A strategic communications professional for the past decade working across non- and for-profit organizations, she worked for JDRF for four years before joining the Beyond Type 1 team. Her role includes helping foster and cultivate the JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance. A bit of a nomad, she grew up primarily bouncing between Hawaii and Washington state and graduated from the University of Miami in Florida with a communications degree focused in advertising. She is a published non-fiction author who is currently trying to teach herself how to write fiction. You can usually find her reading, preferably on a beach.

Pieces by Lala


What to do If You Need Insulin Right Now


If you need insulin immediately but are not sure how you’re going to get it, there are multiple ways to access the insulin you need to keep yourself alive. READ MORE

New Insulin Approval Pathway Could Increase Competition


The new regulatory pathway “is expected to increase patient access, adding more choices and potentially reducing costs of these vital therapies.”READ MORE

Living with an Invisible Illness During a Pandemic


From well-meaning people, I’ve heard a lot of “everyone will be fine, only the sick and elderly are going to be hit hard.” I imagine they're not thinking about who is on the other end of that message.READ MORE

The Power in Numbers: Change.org’s Affordable Insulin For All Movement


As insulin prices continue to increase in the United States, Change.org is equipping those affected with the tools to speak out.READ MORE

New Medicare Plan Will Cap Insulin Copays at $35


On March 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new plan for some Medicare Part D participants to pay a maximum $35 copay for their monthly supply of insulin. READ MORE

A Lifetime of Sleeping With Diabetes Tech


Lala shares her take on spending much of her life sleeping with diabetes technology and how she deals with it when it gets in the way of her rest.READ MORE

The FAA continues to ground commercial pilots with insulin-dependent diabetes


Pilots with diabetes remain in the dark following the Federal Aviation Administration's updated medical certification guidelines.READ MORE

New Evidence Shows Vital Importance of Screening For T1D in Children


By screening for Type 1 diabetes in children, Bavaria was able to decrease rates of diabetic ketoacidosis at diagnosis.READ MORE