Makaila Heifner, Editorial Associate

 

EDITORIAL ASSOCIATE

Makaila was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 16 months old. Before joining the Beyond Type 1 team in 2019, she worked at several diabetes camps, including Camp Leo and DYF. Makaila earned her BA in Global Studies and a minor in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. When she isn’t editing articles, Makaila is a fan of soup, public radio, and live music. Check her out on Instagram: @makailaheifner.

 

 

 

 


Written by Makaila

JDRF Announces New Center of Excellence to Advance T1D Research


On February 23, 2021, JDRF announced the launch of the JDRF Center of Excellence in collaboration with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in New England.MORE

More Than a Diabetic: Eritrea Mussa Khan


Eritrea Mussa Khan is the newest co-host of the podcast Diabetics Doing Things. She recently sat down with Beyond Type 1 to discuss the podcast, identity, and diabetes.MORE

Congress Renews Funding for Special Diabetes Program


On Dec 22, 2020, Congress renewed the Special Diabetes Program, providing $150 million annually in Type 1 diabetes research funding until 2023MORE

Knowledge is Power: Screening for T1D


After their first daughter was diagnosed with T1D, the Brzozowski family decided to have their youngest child screened, and discovered that she would eventually develop Type 1 diabetesMORE

From Diagnosis Through Complications: Disparities in Diabetes Care


Recent research is confirming what many have experienced - that beginning at diagnosis, ethnic minorities in the US face more challenges navigating diabetes and care than their white counterparts. MORE

Amazon Launches Online Pharmacy


Amazon Pharmacy, launched on November 17, delivers medications and prescription refills - such as insulin - with Prime membership 2-day shipping.MORE

Finding Peace of Mind


How experience and access to new treatment options gave the Harrisons more flexibility and peace of mind.MORE

From Coping to Healing (And Everything in Between) — An Interview with Michelle Bauer


Michelle Bauer sits down with Beyond Type 1 to discuss her newest book, Jesse Was Here (More Lasagna, Please): Feeding the Soul of a Grieving Mother. MORE

Q&A with T1D Musician Austin James


Austin James sits down with Beyond Type 1 to discuss his experiences with Type 1 diabetes and music.MORE

Yes, you still need to wash your hands. Here’s why. 


Why we still need to wash our hands during COVID-19 (and all the time). MORE

Sleep Away: Sleeping + Diabetes in College


Makaila talks about going away to school for the first time and how the transition specifically affected her Type 1 diabetes and sleep routine.MORE

Graduating with Type 1 Diabetes


Senior (or 4th) year is ending and as you finish finals and perhaps consider college or employment, there's the graduation ceremony itself to also consider.MORE

The Driving Diabetic


Driving is a great opportunity and makes planning a lot easier, but as teenagers with Type 1, we have to be extraordinarily careful. When I first started to drive and talk to other people about their ...MORE

Dating and Diabetes


From here I had to slowly figure out the whole dating "thing." Between butterflies and firsts, I also had the additional challenge of navigating my diabetes and how it would apply to my roma...MORE

Pumpin’ at Prom


Just like any other high schooler, I was very excited for prom: dresses, shoes, a date with a boy. What wasn’t there to be excited for? In the midst of planning dinner, transportation and what kind ...MORE