Fighting T1D on the Steps of Capitol Hill

Every other year the American Diabetes Association calls on Congress to address the diabetes epidemic in America as diabetes advocates flock to Washington to be heard.

How to Engage Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A New Study

Since 2014, the D1 now researchers have worked with Galway University Hospitals to examine how young adults interact with their diabetes teams and how consistently they attend appointments to figure out ways to improve the diabetes management and overall health of these patients.

You Earned Your Diabetes: Policies, Politicians and Ignorance

The U.S.'s budget director revealed the current administration's attitude toward healthcare coverage for those with diabetes, claiming the chronic illnesses (both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes) are "earned" by poor lifestyle choices, so therefore shouldn't be covered.

Type One Ragnar Relay Team

There were highs and there were lows, and there was laughter, sweat, and more laughter, but for me what made this shared accomplishment so special was our mutual understanding of the unending silent challenge which Type 1 diabetes poses to our minds and to our bodies every single minute of every day and night, without pause or escape.

We Stand With You – Our Statement and What You Can Do

Coverage matters. Access matters. People matter. If the US senate turns the AHCA into law, it could have severe consequences for people living with Type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 and Pregnancy — Uncharted Territory

I realized that stellar as they were, the specialized medical fields spoke completely different languages. As a CDE, I returned to work in obstetrics, now exclusively with women who have diabetes. I wrote the guidelines for diabetes in pregnancy used in the public hospital system of NYC.

I Survived an Insulin Overdose

Sitting there crashing but unable to speak, I could see my life. Not in imagery but in thoughts. Scared and knowing what I had done, I faced my mortality.

Nick Jonas — Recipient of the Hero Award

Multi-platinum singer Nick Jonas has won Radio Disney's 2017 Hero Award. His nomination comes from his decade long commitment to children with Type 1 diabetes and his recent founding of Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cure research, education and advocacy for the chronic illness.

Not Perfect Anymore

Thank you, Type 1 diabetes, for helping me find my tribe. Thank you for helping me discover that nothing is perfect. Your best is the best. This carries over into everything, not just dealing with T1D.

Diabetes and Fear

My initial response to my diagnosis was to deny that I had diabetes. The theory being: what doesn't exist can’t hurt me. It took time and courage to realize that the only thing standing in the way of me accepting my condition was fear.

Climbing Mount Kenya

I am the first British Type 1 diabetic to trek this mountain for Diabetes UK. This is a great privilege but brings in added risks, as we have limited examples to follow in terms of diabetes management, as every mountain and trek is different.

It Was Out of Our Control — A Pregnancy Story

Somehow, in some weird way, I could relate to a parent of a newly diagnosed child with diabetes. The diseases are vastly different, with discussion of survival rate piled on top of complications, but ever so similarly, I sat in a room with a doctor and a nurse educator, grasping the new hat I was wearing — a heart mom, like a D-Mom.

Eric Tozer and The Diabetes Sports Project

Just one month after competing in his first marathon, Eric found himself running 3,000 miles, coast-to-coast in just 15 days. Did we mention that he, along with his nine other teammates, all did this while living with diabetes?

Lose Weight with Type 1 Diabetes

The internet is saturated in advice on how to lose weight with or without Type 1, so it’s hard to know what is worth while and what will just waste your time — or worse, can negatively impact your health.

My Time in Nairobi

Residents of the slum began to lineup. The clinic was opened and patients were seen. Given the volume of people to be seen there was little time for breaks for the volunteers. Thankfully I had my CGM.