Banting — The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Banting arrived at his eureka moment in 1922, when he injected dog insulin into a human patient. The procedure worked, and suddenly Type 1 diabetes was no longer a death sentence.

My Relationship to Food has Forever Changed

It seems like in an instant I went from a sugar-cereal-eating, corner-piece-of-the-cake-loving child to a cautious carb-counting 20-something machine.

Derek Theler: Diabetes Warrior

The Marvel’s New Warriors actor is the face of Dexcom’s Call of the Warrior campaign, launching this month. Derek spoke to Beyond Type 1 about what it means to be a superhero — both on set and while managing diabetes.

When I Stopped Testing My Blood Sugar

When I arrived I had bloods done – my blood sugar was reading at 67mmol/L (1207mg/dL), higher than anyone has ever been admitted whilst still conscious.

How I Learned to Love my Body

For the first time in my life, I was okay listening to my body. I listened to it when it was in pain, or when it told me it needed a day off.

Jennifer Stone Reveals Her Diagnosis Story

Actress Jennifer Stone talks about her diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes and her decision to join Beyond Type 1's Global Ambassador Council.

Running My Race

Having Type 1 diabetes has taught me is that it is important to keep running, and keep going even if things get tough. I am inspired by my Beyond Type Run teammates, who like me, continue to run their race fiercely and passionately without letting Type 1 slow them down.

What Makes Me a Runner

The thing about running is that everyone laces up their shoes with their own fingers, and mine just happen to be callused. Running is about more than the discomfort. Running is about more than the miles. Running is about more than me.

CGM Proves a Vital Tool in Healthy Pregnancy

The results of a recent international study showed that using a CGM system, as opposed to just a BGM, during pregnancy significantly benefited both mothers with Type 1 diabetes and their newborns after birth.

T1D Cardiologist Balances Life with Marathon Running

Running a marathon would usually be an exceptional experience to write about however in this case I am one of a team of athletes with Type 1 diabetes training for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.

How Type 1 Diabetes prepared me for Marathon Training

How Type 1 Diabetes prepared me for marathon training: From gross glucose tablets to finding your tribe, life with diabetes gave me a running start in the mental training for 26.2 miles.  

Switching from an Animas Pump – Know Your Options

Here are the insulin pumps available on the market in the United States and their defining features to help you chose the best fit for you or your loved one.

More Than Just a Monologue

Mindy is self-publishing a memoir about growing up with chronic illness and the importance of mental health. This is an excerpt. 

Dear Little Purple Pancreas

I found myself in my educator’s office for pump training for you, my Minimed 530G. I dreaded the moment of connecting to you.

I’m Not Slowing Down

The desire to make a difference came to me as soon as I was diagnosed. I promised myself that I would be stronger than diabetes. Running a half marathon has emerged as a personal challenge that would help me raise awareness and fight diabetes.