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!

Life with Type 1 — A Photo Essay

I often think about how unfair it is that Type 1 diabetics never get a break from the burden of such complex, unrelenting disease. One can't take a pill and forget about it for a few hours. Imagine having to manage a disease without a rulebook — it behaves differently for each person and under each circumstance.

Blood Sugar — A Mini Doc from New Zealand

Directed by Joe Hitchcock and produced by Morgan Leigh Stewart, the short doc Blood Sugar captures the unique point of view of New Zealand preschooler Dahlia and what it’s like to live with Type 1 diabetes.

7 Times TV And Movies Got Diabetes Wrong

One of the most frustrating things about living with diabetes is the massive amount of misinformation that's floating around. It seems like almost every person you meet has some crazy idea about what causes it or how you treat it.

Beyond Glamorous as a T1D

Through the empowerment of wearing vintage garments along with the unbinding strength each one holds for me, I’ve found each one to metaphorically represent a shield of amour providing me courage and confidence.

A T1D Teen’s Story of Fate and Fashion

We have covered the Academy Awards live in LA, attended and covered Melbourne Fashion Week, Adelaide Fashion Festival, just to name a few, with further plans to expand Fateful Fashion incorporating an online store. Our blog has given us so many amazing opportunities, ones we could only dream of. We have collaborated with designers, including Paolo Sebastian and created a collaboration t-shirt.

Type 1 Makeup Artist Takes Hollywood

I became a top Professional with PRIV, leading many of their West Coast events doing body painting, freehand tattoos, Halloween and beauty makeup, representing as Brand Ambassador and teaching classes. Since then I have worked events for Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Jared Leto, Alessandra Ambrosio, The Grammy's and more.

American Idol Elliott Yamin Dishes on Life and T1D

If you saw singer and performer, Elliott Yamin, walking down the street, you might immediately notice him from having watched Season 5 of American Idol where he came in 3rd place. What you may or may not notice, however, is the insulin pump that is clipped to his jeans.

Ava August — A Pop Star in the Making

I wrote and recorded my first original song that is now on itunes called "You Let Me Fly." The song is dedicated to all of the people living with Type 1 diabetes. It is about a girl that lets her imagination "fly" her into her dream world for a day without T1D.

Meme-ing my way through Type 1 Diabetes

Laughter may not cure Type 1 diabetes, but by creating these memes, we think it makes a huge positive difference in the meantime! Now that I have had it for 7 years, I look back on how different my journey with Type 1 diabetes has been from my sister's.