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).

Anxiety + Diabetes

When this distress gets too high, or is disproportionate to the situation provoking it, the person tends to suffer from anxiety instead of benefitting from it. You don’t have to dig deep to find a reason for increased levels of anxiety in those living with Type 1 diabetes.

6 Must-knows for the College Sick Day with T1D

The day you send your T1D kiddo to college is a stressful one. Here is my advice on the 6 must-knows for your T1D college sick day.

Beyond Type 1 x Diabetes NZ – The Kiwis are Taking Over!

This week, Beyond Type 1 and Diabetes New Zealand are joining forces to present the second annual Kiwi Takeover of Beyond Type 1 social media. So if you’re seeing more than the average number of New Zealanders on your newsfeed - that’s why!

Lilly Files for FDA Approval of Nasal Glucagon

Eli Lilly and Company has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and an EU Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for nasal glucagon. If the drug receives approval, it will be the first dry powder nasal spray on market to treat severe hypoglycemia.

Why Beyond Type 1 Matters: An Interview With Nick Jonas

Jonas explains why Beyond Type 1 is a whole new brand of philanthropy, saying, "I think traditionally the internet has been used as an educational tool for many diseases and things of that nature, but in regards to Type 1 diabetes (T1D), this is the first time social media has really been a defining factor in the outreach and the presence of a non-profit."

10 Things Mom Says to do at College

Watching you head to college would be plenty difficult if you still had a stellar-working pancreas, but there are extra worries and concerns we carry because we know the demands your T1 will put on you. Here is this d-mom's wish list of 10 things to remember to do at college.

Get Moving – #FlossingForType1

We know working together is better than working alone. We can win in the end. Amy and Navi need your help #FlossingForType1 to fundraise for a cure!