A Coach’s Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

As a coach, you want to push each member of your team. Don’t see Type 1 as a roadblock; see Type 1 as a challenge that your athlete takes on everyday. Here is what you should know about Type 1 diabetes an how it affects your athlete.

Getting Your Driver’s License

Getting your driver’s license is an exciting milestone unlike any — it gives you the freedom and independence to go wherever you want, whenever you want.  You know you’re ready for this responsibility if you’ve already cultivated a good diabetes management habit — responsibility to others starts with being responsible to yourself.

Hormones and their Affect on Type 1 Diabetes Management

For people with Type 1 diabetes, there are certain stages in life that can seem a bit more like a rollercoaster than others. In most cases, these ups and downs can be attributed to a shift in hormones. Major hormonal changes can be due to many things, such as puberty, menopause, menstrual cycle, stress and illness, to name a few.

Give Yourself a Foot Exam to Prevent Diabetes-related Complications

Stay on top of any diabetes-related foot complications that may arise by giving your feet some extra love. Self-exams are easy, quick and effective! Perform these exams daily if you have lost sensation and/or have a history of foot wounds, or as a weekly routine. If you have limited flexibility, ask a friend or caretaker to assist you.

Type 1 + Your Thyroid

Your pancreas and your thyroid have a roommate/landlord-like relationship with your body: both affect their surroundings while taking up residence in your body, both are critical players in your endocrine system, and when they don’t function properly, they can cause problems.

The Truth about Diabulimia

What are the warning signs of the Type 1 eating disorder "diabulimia"? What are the best forms of treatment? What behaviors or psychological characteristics can put a person with Type 1 at a higher risk for developing it?

The Medical ID Guide

If the situation ever arises, wearing a medical ID can make sure that you receive the attention and care you need in the event of an emergency. Consider these medical ID options!

Heart health & T1D

February (and every month) is Heart Month! Heart disease and stroke (CVD) are the leading cause of death both in the US and worldwide, in particular for people with diabetes (PWD).

New Finding Could Improve Depression Treatment in T1D

A new study, recently published in Endocrine Connection, examined the relationship between Type 1 diabetes, depression, and neuroinflammatory responses in the body. The research, titled “Depression in type 1 diabetes was associated with high levels of circulating galectin-3,” was conducted by clinicians at Sweden’s Lund University.

10 Curious Facts About the Geography of Type 1 Diabetes

These statistics on the global incidence, clinical symptoms and treatment of Type 1 diabetes may surprise.

5 Tips for Families Living with T1D Teens

Adolescence represents a stage of multiple physical, behavioral and emotional changes, and living with Type 1 diabetes represents a need to make multiple adjustments in treatment.

Broadway Star Taylor Louderman and Sister Talk T1D

Beyond Type 1 got to chat with Broadway star Taylor Louderman and her sister about the Type 1 diabetes diagnosis that changed their family. More, we learned what it means to be a sibling of someone with Type 1 and how you can be supportive through the trials and tribulations of this chronic condition.

BeYOUtiful Bath Bombs Help Fund Type 1 Diabetes Cure

At just 10 years old Hannah is proving that she can do all that she sets her mind to do, and nothing, not even T1D, can stop her.

NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed Joins Beyond Type 1 Global Ambassador Council

April 9, 2018 - NASCAR driver Ryan Reed, is the newest member of the Beyond Type 1 Global Ambassador Council of Beyond Type 1, a global nonprofit organization focusing on education, advocacy and curing Type 1 diabetes.

Happy Diaversary, Mom

There is nothing cool about us both having to live with this disease, but the fact that we are not alone in it is something I don’t take for granted.