Jungle Type 1 Diabetes — A Day in the Life

As the photographer for an off-the-grid sustainability institute in a Panamanian jungle, my life is not super easy to explain. Having Type 1 out here is just another interesting addition to the mix.

Havana Nights and CGMs

Leary of using a CGM system, Audrey Brown agreed to try the technology in order to travel to Cuba as part of a high school trip. The decision, she found, was the right one.

Traveling with My T1D Girlfriend

Unable to find a go-to web site or travel blog for specific guidance when travelling with T1D or with a T1D friend, Bradley Williams and his partner, Cazzy, decided the start their own.

Climbing Mount Kenya

I am the first British Type 1 diabetic to trek this mountain for Diabetes UK. This is a great privilege but brings in added risks, as we have limited examples to follow in terms of diabetes management, as every mountain and trek is different.

Smoothing the Way for Diabetes-friendly Travel

Traveling with diabetes does add an extra layer of logistics to our day and it’s not always funny. But we are working hard to smooth the road for others and we feel stronger with this purpose behind our travels.

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.

I knew she was my daughter

Two and a half months after my diagnosis, I got a message from a friend back in Uganda, who told me about a little girl that was just diagnosed with Type 1 and needed a foster family. As soon as I heard those words, I knew in my heart that she was my daughter before I could even get to the end of her message.

The Face of Type 1 Diabetes in Developing Countries

Take a look into the life of a child living with Type 1 diabetes in a developing country. The story of Tazul is the story of countless children around the world.

Uganda and the Future of Those with Type 1

Mokisa wants to be a doctor, he says, so he can help people. He wants to learn like all the other children. He will die in a short amount of time, his kind nurse Sarah says, if he can’t get access to insulin. All the children will.

#DiabeticsAtDisney

Being diagnosed with Type 1 has never held me back from continuing my beloved tradition, (which sometimes occurs more than a few times per year!). Disney parks, in my opinion, are perhaps the most T1D friendly theme parks in existence.

Welcome to the Jungle — Iquitos, Peru

Discover what it's like to live with Type 1 diabetes in Peru as Neil Greathouse investigates communities throughout who lack the resources and technology that we have in other parts of the world. Without proper testing, many die or if they are by chance diagnosed, manage in extraordinary ways and by unthinkable means.

The Boy on the Bus

These two things, insulin in the fridge and friends who are keen to listen, may make me the most fortunate Type 1 in Panamá. No one’s relationship with this disease is easy, but you must consider something: by reading this article you are among the most fortunate of diabetics out there. Our struggles, as agonizing as they are, are a dream to many.

Take to the Skies!

Flying is tough on the body and tough on diabetes. The body gets cramped, circulation slows, dehydration sets in and sleep doesn't come easy. In my experience all these factors create oxidative stress which raises blood glucose levels.

The Deadly Earthquake of Nepal and How this Type 1 Survived Everest

While her employer was aware of her condition, he didn't think it prevented her from doing her job or awarded any special treatment. She was in charge of her diabetes management. "He [Breashears] can't be responsible for my diabetes, I told my mom," says Svati. "I already felt like a burden not being a climber let alone having never been to the country."

What Saved My Son’s Life

As a mom to a teenage son with diabetes, I have dutifully filled his glucagon prescription for the past 11 years and have practiced using it on a piece of fruit each year after it expired. But I have never actually used it on my son. Not until this spring, that is.