T1D in the Wild: When Type 1 Isn’t #1

The thing that I have come to realize is that sometimes – when my mind has not been laser-focused on T1D, my management has actually improved.

Body Image and Type 1 Diabetes

Erika Arff discusses body image and how it relates to Type 1 diabetes.

A ‘We Are Diabetes’ Mentor Tells Her Story

Julie Vagle struggled with an eating disorder and her stress was compounded by a T1D diagnosis. She had to undergo recovery in order to make peace with both.

Life with a T1D Eating Disorder

Shelby Charles lived with Type 1 diabetes for years and used it as a weight loss tool before understanding just dangerous her habits had become.

Rob Howe Interviews Comedian Dave Maher for “Diabetics Doing Things”

Rob Howe talks to Dave Maher about life with diabetes, especially after Dave fell into a nearly month-long coma as a result of high blood sugar.

T1D in the Wild: Holiday Party Hacks

For most, the idea of holiday festivities is always fun and exciting. For those of us with T1D, however, there often needs to be a bit of planning involved before we can party it up with Santa.

Overcoming FOH: Fear of Hypoglycemia

While hypoglycemia is always a possibility and is a reality those with T1D must live with, there are ways to overcome living in constant fear.

The Guys Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

Let’s talk guy stuff ... and diabetes. This guide is aimed at any dude newly diagnosed with T1D, or any guy just needing to revisit the basics.

Living with an Empowered Diabetes Mindset

Living with T1D is just as much mental as it is physical and feeling disempowered can show up in many different ways. Beyond the basic survival tools, my own personal experience and professional experience as a Diabetic Health Coach has showed me that what it takes to fully thrive with T1D.

New Finding Could Improve Depression Treatment in T1D

A new study, recently published in Endocrine Connection, examined the relationship between Type 1 diabetes, depression, and neuroinflammatory responses in the body. The research, titled “Depression in type 1 diabetes was associated with high levels of circulating galectin-3,” was conducted by clinicians at Sweden’s Lund University.

Beyond Type 1’s Meet Up in NYC – Join the Community

Beyond Type 1 creates opportunities for the diabetes community to connect in all kinds of ways: through the Beyond Type 1 app, on social media, and in real life. Whether you’ve been living with diabetes for 2.5 months or 25 years, there’s something about being in the company of other people who get it.

Coming Out Twice: Being a Gay Diabetic

As a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 16, this encounter was the first time my chronic illness impacted my sex life. My body went from attacking itself from the inside, to sabotaging my relationships as I was coming out.

Journey to Marathon

Running is for you and you only. It is whatever you want to make it — whether you run to compete, push yourself, inspire others, deal with stress, be healthy, finish, or to prove something to yourself.

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.

Diabetes Empowerment Summit 2017

The reality of traditional healthcare when it comes to living with diabetes (all types) is that the mental and emotional sides of life with chronic disease are almost NEVER addressed.