T1D and Parental Guilt: A Parent’s Response

In a response to my daughter’s reflection on her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and parental guilt, I share a parent’s deepest motivation in helping their child: love.

The AlaskaMan Extreme Triathlon

SEATTLE, Wash. — You know you’re in for an extreme event when one of the FAQ listings on the event website states, “Wildlife Safety Tips.”  That’s what Riding On Insulin’s own Scott Jozefowski read before signing up for the AlaskaMan Extreme Triathlon.

Am I Alone?

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finding My Thumbs Up

Even worse is being hyper-or-hypoglycemic during physical activity lends a whole new meaning of fighting through adversity. What angered me the most, was diabetes would sometimes defeat me, where I would have to miss part of practice due to my glucose levels and not having control over my body.

Jungle Type 1 Diabetes — A Day in the Life

As the photographer for an off-the-grid sustainability institute in a Panamanian jungle, my life is not super easy to explain. Having Type 1 out here is just another interesting addition to the mix.

T1D Management On The Go: OneTouch Reveal

Earlier this month, Johnson and Johnson released the latest version of their popular OneTouch Reveal mobile app. Here's what you need to know.

Letters to Banting

These excerpts "Letterthought to Federick Banting" are from Rachel Morgan's debut poetry collection, Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey.

Meet the Woman Behind Lyfebulb + The Innovation Summit

After her diagnosis, and completing her postdoctoral in diabetes, Karin began to notice that there was a lack of organizations out there that focused on enjoying life despite living with a chronic illness.

The International Diabetes Federation and Its Vision

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has one vision – to live in a world without diabetes.

Ugandan T1D Warrior Turned Change-maker

When I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 19, I felt my life had hit a dead end and I would never amount to anything in life.

Dexcom G5 Mobile Android App Gets FDA Approval

The United States Food and Drug Administration this week approved Dexcom’s G5 Mobile app for Android devices. With federal approval in hand, U.S. Android users with T1D will soon be able to join iOS users in monitoring their blood glucose levels in real time on their phones.

Havana Nights and CGMs

Leary of using a CGM system, Audrey Brown agreed to try the technology in order to travel to Cuba as part of a high school trip. The decision, she found, was the right one.

Exclusive with Former NFL Player Brandon Green

“At the professional level, you could lose your job if you have to sit out,” Brandon said. “You have to operate like you don’t have it – people won’t feel sorry for you and you’ll have to compete like everyone else.”

Former Miss Idaho Cycles Entire US

“I don't think young women have permission to love ourselves,” Sierra said during a recent conversation with Beyond Type 1. “And I think girls need a reminder that it's okay to be nice to yourself, and it's okay to love yourself.”

Fighting Fires with Type 1

Andrew Thomas answers all of our "burning" questions about life as a firefighter with Type 1!