Why is Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed?

Many people with Type 1 share a similar diagnosis story. They display all the classic symptoms (extreme thirst, weight loss, frequent urination, nausea) and were fortunate enough to be accurately diagnosed by their primary care doctor. However, some people with Type 1 are not as fortunate to quickly receive a correct diagnosis.

The Boyfriend/Girlfriend Guide to Caring for Someone with Type 1

Congratulations! You're dating someone amazing, funny, beautiful and strong, who also has Type 1. If you are feeling overwhelmed or worried, there is no need. Here are tips that can help you take care of your significant other and the essentials in diabetes care that are a must-know!

Former Facebook Engineer Dies of Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes

On September 26, 2017, former software engineer at Facebook, Michael Cohen, died suddenly at the age of 25 from undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes.

Striving for a Personal Best

When I joined my first Facebook group, I tried to remember my yoga training. But it was hard. Just like balancing on one leg is near impossible so is managing diabetes.

DYF Camp Changed My T1D Kiddo’s Life

After years of being the 'only one's' we were suddenly surrounded by this huge community of people who had all chosen to come together to learn and support each other.

Riding with T1D

When I was first learning to ride and just walking and trotting for thirty-minute periods, it wasn’t too difficult to manage my blood sugars. As the skills I was learning became more difficult and more intense, so did managing my blood sugars.

#VBGIVESBACK: Juliet de Baubigny

In support of Beyond Type 1, Veronica Beard will be donating $10 of every VeronicaBeard.com order in February as part of their ongoing #VBGIVESBACK program.

Misdiagnosis Leads to Twin’s Tragic Death

Hunter’s shocking diagnosis prompted the medical team to test his brother. Results revealed blood sugar readings at dangerously high levels. Logan was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, but Hunter died from DKA complications.

Diabetes Research Connection – The Idea Factory – Powered By You

Beyond Type 1 is proud to patner with Diabetes Research Connection to accelerate novel research designed to prevent and cure type 1 diabetes, minimize its complications and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease.

Let’s Stop Talking to Ourselves — We Can Save Lives

How is it with all that modern medicine has to offer, that today a boy can die from Type 1 diabetes while his twin lives? Because Hunter’s diagnosis did not come in time.

The Things People Say

I hear the same things from other parents over and over again, after this diagnosis. Please, if you have been the asker of these questions, don't feel bad. I know exactly where the question came from and I harbor no ill will.

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.

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.

A Diagnosis Timeline: Why T1D Awareness Matters

At no time had I ever been informed about Type 1 diabetes. It was not on my radar. In my opinion, this is a huge failing and it must be addressed. Why are pediatricians not warning us of the signs and symptoms? Why is it not in the red book?

Seeking Comfort in a Birthday Diaversary

As people get older, they tend to dread their birthdays. My birthday is a reminder of the day my life changed forever.