Beyond Type 1: Focus on Access

Millions around the world with Type 1 struggle with issues of access, whether that be for economic, geographic or political reasons. Beyond Type 1 is committed to providing direct efforts and support for partners focused on issues of access, including access to basic supplies and life-saving medication, technology, devices and healthcare to optimize health, personal accounts and breaking news on global access issues and a wide variety of resources.

Life as a Refugee with Type 1 Diabetes

Life with Type 1 is full of ups and downs – and the stress of everyday life can test our ability to manage this chronic illness. Now imagine managing the disease in a war-torn country, or fleeing a conflict and facing new kinds of persecution as you seek refuge.

Government Shutdown Leads to Insulin Rationing

Government workers are increasingly unable to afford basic necessities like food, power, and critical medications like insulin.

Congressman Introduces “Insulin Access For All Act” for Medicaid and Medicare Beneficiaries

Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill) introduced the Insulin Access For All Act to eliminate the cost-sharing requirement for patients on Medicare and Medicaid

National Health Services To Offer Free Glucose Monitors for T1D in the UK

Beginning April 1, people with Type 1 diabetes in the UK will have the FreeStyle Libre system completely covered, ending issues with access many are currently facing.

The Patient and Me: T1D in Guatemala

We sat in a dusty, unairconditioned room in the mountains of rural Guatemala as I explained to this 22-year old new father that he had Type 1 diabetes.

Quincy the Koala Gets a Dexcom G6 CGM

Quincy, a koala with Type 1 diabetes who lives in the San Diego Zoo, just got a Dexcom G6 CGM.

Disaster Preparedness Survey for People with Diabetes

Help us better understand the needs of patients and caregivers for disaster preparedness and relief

The Patient’s Bottom Line: Human Insulin is Not the Answer

The Insulin Access Affordability Working Group convened by the American Diabetes Association published its Conclusions and Recommendations this month. While it is critical that there be peer-reviewed literature on the insulin access crisis we’re facing in the United States, I was shocked to find passages suggesting that human insulins like R and NPH might be part of a solution.

The Dire Reality of having Type 1 Diabetes in Venezuela

People with Type 1 diabetes in Venezuela are experiencing one of the worst moments in history. They don’t have blood glucose test strips; they can only get insulin at no-cost at hospitals, if they get it at all. And very few can afford insulin from pharmacies when it is in stock.

UnitedHealthcare Now Covers Omnipod

For UnitedHealthcare plan participants will have in-network coverage for Omnipod System starting April 1, 2018

Aetna Medical Director Admits to Never Looking at Patient Records

A former medical director at Aetna, Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma, admitted under oath that he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

No Matter the Cost — The Affordable Insulin Project

DPAC has launched their newest education campaign, The Affordable Insulin Project, which is aimed at helping those with Type 1 reduce the cost of their insulin. DPAC co-founder and person with diabetes (PWD), Christel Marchand Aprigliano, was able to shed some light on the policy-focused organization.

Between Now and a Cure

On the evening of September 10, 2009, the streets of Kampala were ablaze with political protests, and a "boda-boda" was weaving through the jam-packed traffic. My father was hauling me, his comatose son, to find urgent medical care.

Get Insulin

Struggling to afford insulin? Options to try + ways to make change.