T1D Management On The Go: OneTouch Reveal

Earlier this month, Johnson and Johnson released the latest version of their popular OneTouch Reveal mobile app. Here's what you need to know.

Dexcom G5 Mobile Android App Gets FDA Approval

The United States Food and Drug Administration this week approved Dexcom’s G5 Mobile app for Android devices. With federal approval in hand, U.S. Android users with T1D will soon be able to join iOS users in monitoring their blood glucose levels in real time on their phones.

Riding the Loop: Life on the Artificial Pancreas

I tried to seek help from doctors, therapists and friends in my Type 1 community, but nothing people told me could just change my mind about the fear I'd developed over hypos.

Finding Freedom with the Medtronic 670G

After dealing with the highs and lows of T1D for 33 years, the Medtronic 670g is changing how my mind and my body approach my diabetes.

Are CGMs Really Safe for Dosing?

If you’ve been looking to safely ditch pricking your finger 10 times a day in order to confirm your glucose levels, well, your time may have come.

Omnipod Horizon Hybrid Closed-loop System

Insulet Corporation – the company that brought us the tubeless insulin pump, the OmniPod, released some exciting news a couple weeks ago which could drastically shift the future of Type 1 diabetes management as we know it.

Test Strip Subscription Guide

We compiled a rundown of popular companies that offer test strip subscription services and researched each of them to give you some important info.

Clinical Trials and the Type 1 Diabetes Cure

I think the ultimate cure for T1D will be prevention. Why can’t we screen and predict who is at risk, and then prevent someone from getting Type 1 diabetes in the first place? How do clinical trials help?

A Brief History of Insulin

It’s difficult to overstate the direness of diabetes pre-insulin. Though it’s been a known disease since the 16th century BCE, when Egyptian physicians noted that ants were attracted to the urine of certain patients (whose other symptoms would include emaciation, thirst, and exhaustion), for most of human history anyone unfortunate enough to suffer from Type 1 diabetes would almost certainly die.

The Vision of Bigfoot Biomedical

At Bigfoot, we reject the way it has been. We believe there is a better way of living ahead of us, and that, until there’s a cure, technology can serve us as well. We believe you deserve relief from the burdens of T1D.

The Inside Scoop on the Artificial Pancreas

The first artificial pancreas, Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop system, has been FDA approved — a huge technological advancement in care of Type 1 diabetes (an auto-immune disease). Beyond Type 1 talked to two young adults with Type 1 who have already tested the product in the clinical trial of October 2015 – October 2016 to find out what kind of benefits they saw, if any, with this new technology.

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!

RapidSOS — The Emergency App that’s Saving Lives

Since we were little, we’ve all been taught to dial 9-1-1. In the U.S., those three numbers are drilled into us from preschool, when we’re told they could save our, or a loved one’s, life. The problem is that we rely on the same 9-1-1 infrastructure from when the system was originally established in the 1960s.

Get your questions answered on the Beyond Type 1 app

Ever wish you had a Type 1 community that you could go to for all of your T1D questions? Like Does Type 1 affect anyone else's hair growth? Where's the best place for sites? Is it okay to get a tattoo? Well there is, and it's right at your fingertips, literally. Beyond Type 1 just launched it's app for mobile and web that is linking people in nearly 100 different countries across the globe.

The BlueLoop System for Better T1D Management in Schools

We were shown, first hand, how and why the latest cloud-based technology like continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps never make it into the hands of low-income families. The answer: because they simply can’t afford them, which hinders care coordination among home, school and healthcare providers.