Liz Cambron-Kopco, PhD, Content Manager


Liz has been living with type 2 diabetes since 2014, but grew up surrounded by it as a first-generation Mexican-American. With a bug for research, Liz pursued a PhD in molecular biology and spent her early career studying insulin signaling in invertebrates to understand how insects’ tiny little bodies work.

Along with advocating for women and girls in STEM, Liz shares her personal journey with diabetes on her social media platforms to help teach people to become their own advocates. Her passion for advocacy led her to join the Beyond Type 1 team. When she’s not advocating, Liz enjoys hiking with her husband and their terrier/schnauzer mixed pup Burberry.


Written by Liz

Grace’s Story: Life with Down Syndrome + Type 1 Diabetes

Children with Down syndrome are at higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Hear Grace's story about her life with a dual diagnosis.MORE

Benefits of Using a Dexcom G7 CGM During Pregnancy

Managing diabetes during pregnancy can be tough, but Dexcom Chief Operating Officer Jake Leach shares how a CGM can help.MORE

Driving with Diabetes: Guide for Truck + Delivery Drivers

If you’re a delivery or truck driver and recently diagnosed with diabetes, here’s how to continue safely driving with diabetes.MORE

Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drugs Makes Diabetes Products More Affordable

Mark Cuban's Cost Plus Drugs Company just announced that they offer Janssen's Invokana, Invokamet and Invokamet XR for type 2 diabetes.MORE

Diabetes Organizations For Underserved Communities

Finding organizations and services that cater to people with diabetes from marginalized communities shouldn’t be hard—here's a start.MORE

How a picture prevented a life-threatening emergency room visit

After seeing a friend’s social media post, Kathy saw the signs and got her son diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. MORE

Serena’s Story: 5-Year Misdiagnosis + Living With Diabetic Retinopathy

After being misdiagnosed with type 1, Serena went blind with diabetic retinopathy. Read her inspiring story!MORE

Blood-Sugar-Friendly Holiday Swaps + Tips

The holidays are meant to be enjoyed! Here are some tips for making recipes more diabetes-friendly or keeping them the way grandma intended.MORE

This New App is Designed to Make Tracking Your Insulin Easier

If you use Lilly brand insulin, this new connected platform is designed to make tracking your diabetes data a lot easier. MORE

Diabetes Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a gift for a loved one with diabetes? Our 2022 holiday guide is here to help!MORE

Similar Signs, Different Diabetes: When Type 2 is Actually Type 1

Dex Gerald was misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes when he actually had type 1 diabetes. This is how his self-advocacy changed his diabetes story (for the better)!MORE

How to Calculate + Use Time-in-Range with a BGM

Time-in-range isn’t just for CGM users. Here is how to calculate your TIR with a BGM to help you reach your diabetes management goals.MORE

Checking Your Blood Sugar: Picking the Right Method

Use this guide to help you pick whether a blood glucose meter or continuous glucose monitor is best for you. MORE

Diabetes Management Platforms 101

No more showing up to doctor appointments empty handed! Diabetes management platforms streamline the process of diabetes data logging, which can save you time and effort in your daily routine. Here’...MORE

CGM Shopping Guide

There are several continuous glucose monitors on the market with unique features. Use this guide to pick the right one for you!MORE

Why I’ll Never Go Back to Pricking My Finger

Checking our blood sugar levels can be a real pain in the finger. Here’s why I’ll never go back to checking the old way!MORE

Yes, I Have Low Blood Sugars with Type 2 Diabetes

Living with type 2 diabetes has its ups and its downs, including having low blood sugar. We also experience lows!MORE

Mounjaro Allowed Me to Participate More in Life

Mounjaro is a new medication for treating type 2 diabetes. Read the results one patient achieved during clinical trials.MORE

How Insulin Got My Health Where it Needed to Be

Diabetes can be overwhelming, especially when managing day-to-day tasks. Insulin can help improve your quality of life.MORE

The Future of Insulin — Will It Be Affordable for the People Who Need It?

Research is showing promising advancements with new weekly oral and injectable insulins—but will they actually be affordable?MORE

Women + Exercise: It’s Complicated

Women living with type 1 diabetes are told exercise will help better manage their diabetes. That’s easier said than done. MORE

Reaching Everyone — Health Disparities in Physical Activity

People living with diabetes are told to just exercise more to better manage their diabetes. Here is why its not that simple. MORE

Race, Racism, and Diabetes Research

Diabetes care and research is still drastically impacted by racist practices. It’s time to call the racism out. MORE
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Overcoming Fear of Insulin Injections

Switching to insulin injections can be scary. We talked with the diabetes community about overcoming their fears of insulin injections. MORE
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Mounjaro Shows Multiple Benefits for Type 2 Diabetes Management

New, FDA-approved Mounjaro shows promising results for improving several aspects of type 2 diabetes management. MORE

How to Get Over the Fear of Insulin Injections

Taking insulin to manage your diabetes can sound scary, but here are tips on how to get over fears of injections to live your fullest life.MORE

Diabetes Game-Changer: A Once-Weekly Insulin

The development of a once-weekly insulin could simplify diabetes management for those with type 1 and type 2.MORE

Coverage of Dexcom G6 CGM Now Improved with TRICARE

TRICARE healthcare members can now receive the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) under pharmacy benefits.MORE

Mental Health Care for All

Health care is a human right. That’s why affordable, accessible and equitable mental health support matters.MORE

Why Going to Therapy is Giving Yourself the Chance You Deserve

Taking care of your physical health is a no-brainer for a person with diabetes. But mental health can often be overlooked. MORE
How to Use LibreView With the FreeStyle Libre CGM

How to Use LibreView With the FreeStyle Libre CGM

Now that you have a FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor, here is how to see and understand your data using the desktop application LibreView.MORE

FreeStyle Libre 2 and Smartphone Upgrades: What You Need to Know

With some smartphone software upgrades, certain phones may no longer be compatible with the FreeStyle Libre CGM. MORE

(Un)doing Diabetes Stigmas and Changing Public Perception

Here, we take a look at the public perception of diabetes and the way people with diabetes treat each other.MORE

Troubleshooting 101 for Continuous Glucose Monitors

Ever have your continuous glucose monitor stop working or fall off? Here are some tips and tricks you need to know about troubleshooting your CGM.MORE

FreeStyle Libre 2 Now More Easily Accessible for Military Members Through TRICARE

Military members with TRICARE now have easier access to Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2 continuous glucose monitor (CGM).MORE

Mental Health Guide for Boys + Men with T1D

Living with diabetes can impact your mental health. Here’s a guide with mental health resources to get started and support.MORE