Acceptance Through Art

It is all too easy to be consumed by anger — and my final project showed me that even though I wasn’t able to find that “beauty,” that Whatever-It-Was-I-Thought-I-Needed-To-Make-Art wasn’t necessary.

Empowering T1Ds through Design

When was the first time you said your big idea out loud? For Bridget, heading to fashion school was the push she needed to put into action an idea she’d had since being diagnosed with T1 at 20: to create a bag that looked and felt like the designer bags she coveted, purpose-built for her diabetes needs.

Unspeakably Wonderful – The Untold Story of Insulin

The Unspeakably Wonderful feature film in development looks at how it was possible that two men who despised each other, Fred Banting and John Macleod, were able to make the medical breakthrough of insulin.

Beauty and the Beast Star Kickstarts Unlikely Teen Comic Book

A comic book series like The KINETIX will give kids the opportunity to see and read about fictional characters like themselves, and empower and motivate them to aspire to do great things in their lives — not despite a medical diagnosis, but because of it!

Derek Theler: Diabetes Warrior

The Marvel’s New Warriors actor is the face of Dexcom’s Call of the Warrior campaign, launching this month. Derek spoke to Beyond Type 1 about what it means to be a superhero — both on set and while managing diabetes.

RaeLynn: Everything but Insecure

When I started taking care of myself, I just felt so much better about myself and just better about having Type 1 diabetes in general.

The Winning Team: An Interview with Charlie Kimball

Charlie’s motivation to stay on top of his diabetes management comes from his love for racing. He knows how hard he works to stay competitive in his sport, even when it might not be apparent to interviewers or other athletes in racing.

Letters to Banting

These excerpts "Letterthought to Federick Banting" are from Rachel Morgan's debut poetry collection, Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey.

Non-verbal Type 1 Child Stuns Art World

Immediately after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 2, Ocean’s speech development came to a screeching halt. Despite not being able to fully communicate his feelings verbally, Ocean has found a way to express himself that speaks just as loudly.

Nick Jonas — Recipient of the Hero Award

Multi-platinum singer Nick Jonas has won Radio Disney's 2017 Hero Award. His nomination comes from his decade long commitment to children with Type 1 diabetes and his recent founding of Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cure research, education and advocacy for the chronic illness.

9 Bad Diabetes Photos

Let's face it - there's a lot of bad diabetes information on the internet. Diabetes stock photography seems to be an especially cringe-worthy corner.

The highs and lows

Poetry by Wanda Morrow Clevenger inspired by having Type 1 diabetes

Poppy Medical ID’s Beginnings

Shortly thereafter I quit my job and moved to California to enroll in CAD for jewelry design at the Gemological Institute of America. I had a simple goal: create a medical ID that I, and my friends, would actually want to wear. I wanted to remove the choice between our dignity versus our well-being (and our lives).

Saving Lives in Style

When people ask me what I do, I show them my medical ID bracelet. Or bracelets. I’m usually wearing a few, not because I need all that extra engraving space, but because I absolutely love my medical ID jewelry. And I should. It’s been the cornerstone of my life for the last 15 years.

True Confessions of a Serial Case Changer

The first peel I ever put on my Pod was a ladybug, probably a design meant more for a child than for a young adult, but I could not have been more excited to stick that little vinyl sticker on the machine that I had to stick on myself. Suddenly, the pod was not just a pod. It was an accessory. It was a part of my outfit and a part of me. I didn’t have a medical device on me, I had a cute ladybug!