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.

Express Scripts Won’t Cover Lilly’s Generic Insulin

The largest PBM in the U.S. recently released a list of formulary exclusions that included 'Insulin Lispro' as an excluded medication.

Insulin Manufacturers and PBMs Testify Before Congress

The hearing was contentious throughout, with House members grilling both the manufacturers and the PBM representatives about the reasons for high costs.

Cigna Plan Could Cap Insulin Costs at $25 a Month

Cigna and Express Scripts announced on Wednesday that they would be lowering the out-of-pocket cost of insulin for some patients with diabetes.

Focus On Access: Charity Shuster-Gormley

To the pharmaceutical industry and the insurance companies: do you think I enjoy having to live in fear on a daily basis that I will not wake up due to a blood sugar that has gone too low overnight? Or that I will potentially go into an irreversible coma due to my blood sugars being too high?

Insulin Manufacturers Called on to Explain Skyrocketing Prices

On Tuesday, a group of U.S. Senators led by Patty Murray (D-WA) sent letters to executives at Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi demanding information about the rising prices of insulin.  

Teen with T1D Rationed Insulin to Help Parents

Dillon Hooley started rationing insulin at the beginning of 2018, in an effort to help his parents struggling with finances.

Saving T1D Lives in Bolivia

Dr. Elizabeth Duarte speaks about the challenges faced by people living with Type 1 diabetes in Bolivia and her career serving the T1D community.

UnitedHealthcare Decision — A Step Backwards for Pump Access

UnitedHealthcare's announcement of a preferred insulin pump for pediatric patients has been denounced by Beyond Type 1 and JDRF.

The Future of Glucagon with Xeris CEO Paul Edick

Beyond Type 1 talks to Paul Edick, President and CEO of Xeris Pharmaceuticals, about their revolutionary glucagon pen.

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 Provide Free CGMs to Pregnant Women with T1D in UK

National Health Services England announced Monday that it would offer continuous glucose monitors to all pregnant women with T1D by 2021.

Using Sugarmate: the CGM Companion App

Sugarmate provides multiple groundbreaking features that allow users to readily access their real-time blood sugar readings, among other tools.