Runner Spotlight: Gabriela Sierra

I decided to join the Beyond Type 1 Team for two main reasons: To have a new goal that would allow me to reconnect with my training, my perseverance and my exercise ... the second reason is to educate and keep dispelling myths and stigmas, leading by example. I couldn't believe it when I was chosen and I realized that I was the only Mexican runner on the team.

Representation in Media – How The Stories We Hear Become the Stories We Tell Ourselves

In the US, there are over 1.25 million people with Type 1 diabetes. In 2017, there was only one regular or recurring character onscreen with Type 1.

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!

Previously Healthy

The story behind one child's preventable death.

Celebrate Each Other’s Successes

I fought the fight that I had to fight. I worked hard in training, had a good race plan, and swam an incredible distance. It was unreasonable to compare myself to my teammates and it only caused me to diminish what I had done.

Needles and Other Ugly Truths about this Disease

This disease chases me wherever I run, it is there whenever I sleep, the reality of its dangers haunts me. It toys with my emotions as I worry one day my children may develop the disease. It threatens my parenting each time I need to be admitted to the hospital.

How to Reach Your Body Goals without Obsessing over Weight

As a personal trainer, and especially as a personal trainer who specializes in helping people living with diabetes reach their fitness goals, I always recommend a strength building fitness plan over a simple diet plan.

The Power of Praise in Type 1 Parenting

Telling kids what not to do is exhausting and usually not too effective. Instead, try praise, the positive reinforcement that is far more motivating.

A Dinner With Friends

November was a hard month. No matter what your politics, it seemed like everybody was mad at everybody else all the time. The weather got cold, the kids got sick.

What would Chanda do?

Having Type 1 diabetes, I have always struggled with the idea of feeling safe and confident in my own body – it is as if it is foreign to me at times, but I have never felt as empowered as I did immediately after my three days at Phoenix Children’s Hospital 13 years ago.

Making a Lasting Impression — A T1D Nurse’s Story

I will never forget the look on the face of the nurse who had poked my finger to test my blood sugar when the result popped up on the contraption I would become very acquainted with from that day forward. With wide eyes, she handed the meter to the doctor and put her hands over her mouth.

When Your Non-diabetic Son Wants to be a Diabetic for Halloween

If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry … literally. While discussing Halloween costumes this year my oldest son, who does not have T1D, quickly said that next year he was going to be a diabetic. To keep from tears, I laughed and said why would you want that? He thought it would be fun to wear the fake pump and a fake Dexcom and pretend to be a T1D for a day.

How To Be T1D Smart(ies) Around the Holidays

The reality is whether you are an adult living with T1D or parenting a kid with T1D, having a plan for the holidays, balance, and tools at your disposal is not optional. So, here are four ideas to get you started.