13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Apoorva Gomber

Meet Apoorva — Doctor, Diabetes advocator, Passionate to connect T1D’s and a coffee lover.

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Lauren Dagg

Meet Lauren – Primary school teacher in London, big fan of coffee, often sarcastic, slightly competitive, and loves a run!

School with Type 1: The Parent + Teacher Journey

Right before Mason turned 4 years old, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. So, when kindergarten rolled around, there were a million different scenarios to anticipate and prepare for months prior to the first day of school. Scary thoughts flooded my mind ...

One Voice To Best Serve Our Students

A year ago, our school district in Cypress, Texas, couldn’t tell us the number of T1D students enrolled. Now we know there are 530 students with Type 1 diabetes in our district, and those kids are recognized as being “insulin dependent” by school staff. That's what can happen when T1D families get organized and get unified.

What Shocked Us Most — Having Type 1 Diabetes in Elementary School

Her reluctance began right at the beginning, after feeling resistance when she came forward to the nurse. “Is your nose growing like Pinocchio?” The nurse joked during one of their first meetings when Elladia said she was feeling low.

I Wish I Had the College Diabetes Network When I Was In School

We had a saying at Parsons — you get hit by a bus, you come to class on crutches. So I was uncomfortable talking about my disease. I simply suffered through and did the work. I didn’t know I could go to my teachers and explain I was having a low blood sugar and that’s why I couldn’t finish my work.

Power of One

My mom has always encouraged me to believe in the concept, "Be a part of the change you want to see in the world."

Band Practice and Beyond for the T1D Student

At the time of his diagnosis, Matthew had just started as a 6th grade student in Middle School. He was learning to play the trumpet with the school’s amazing band program.

Teaching with T1D: Learning, Educating, Providing

When I began teaching in 2002, with a fully functioning pancreas, I knew almost nothing about T1D. Growing up I didn’t know anybody who had the disease, or if I did I didn’t know it. Not until my second year of teaching did I encounter someone living with the disease: one my students.

Diabetic in the Dorm

Saying goodbye to family and friends and moving into your dorm at college brings up mixed emotions and being Type 1 can only add to all of the challenges.

Worst Case Scenario

It was almost two years ago that my son nearly died at school. Not until now, Henry’s third year in a new school system, have I been able to put the story on paper.

Living My Dream as a College Athlete

I have been playing baseball for sixteen years now. I started playing way before being diagnosed with Type one diabetes, and have continued to play baseball still today as a Type one diabetic on an insulin pump.

Life After College Graduation

“They” were right when we ignored them as children as they warned “Adulthood is hard, be a kid as long as you can.”

What I Wish I’d Known Before My Freshman Year of College

I hope my tips - “college diabetes hacks” as I call them - help you prepare for one of the most exciting times of your life!

Tips For Teachers with a Type 1 Elementary Student

I've yet to have a T1D student in my classroom, however, I often think about what it would be like if I did.