Beyond Type 1 at Friends for Life

Orlando, FL - Beyond Type 1 attended Children with Diabetes' 18th annual Friends for Life Conference this past week. In the heart of Disney World, our team met hundreds of families affected by Type 1 diabetes, along with industry and healthcare professionals who are looking at how to improve the lives of those living with the chronic illness.

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

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.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthcare

Our Congress has passed an incredibly dangerous bill called the American Health Care Act which would lead to the loss of insurance coverage for 24 million Americans at once and 52 million Americans by the year 2020.

Finding a Type 1 Community — Diabetes Camp in Uganda

Through Camp Tuyniza, Waromo and all future SNF camps, these young warriors find the strength to manage their condition while teaching others the T1D reality beyond the myths that surround the disease.

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.

From Despair

For the first time, someone helped me understand the goals I could attain, not the ones I would miss because of diabetes. It took one person to change my outlook on my entire life.

Rock Type 1 — Empowering T1D Kids to Climb

It was both challenging and emboldening. Over time, we came to view climbing as a vehicle to empower others with T1d to come together and embrace adventure.

Snowed in with the Type 1 Community

The storm that hit overnight was of epic proportions. In just 12 hours, our car was entirely covered, our road snowed in, and the glass door of our second story living room showed snow packed nearly to the top.

Meet The Dale Tribe!

When I first started documenting our family’s life on YouTube three and a half years ago, I had no idea what a ride I was in for.

Ari Got the Suga’

I was 16 and a novice diabetic when my great aunt from South Carolina visited my grandmother. Unlike most of my family, she was unaware of my new status. I had taken out my meter to check my blood sugar when she interrupted, “Ari, you got the suga’?…”

Help Get Answers for Jack!

8-year-old boy suffers a severe allergy to insulin, the life-saving medicine required for managing his Type 1 diabetes.

Long-term Access for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Awareness is only the first step. To help turn the awareness into advocacy action, T1International – thanks to funds from Beyond Type 1 – created a resource for people around the world who want to advocate for better access to insulin, diabetes supplies, care or education.

The “Good” in Good Glucos

Good Glucos, a Canadian glucometer company, is the only one of its kind with a giving model. That means the company gives back to consumers or people who need their product and can’t afford it. For every 12 test strip subscriptions they sell, they will give one, 12-month subscription to someone who qualifies.