What is 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?

Grateful for Gabby

Deborah Zahorak expresses gratitude for her children's caretaker, Gabby, who wasted no time making sure she became a T1D expert when Deborah's son was diagnosed.

“Sharing” is Caring

The ability to have other people alerted if something goes awry with our blood sugar levels is invaluable. But – that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to be a little discerning when choosing to whom we’d like to send that precious “invite” to follow us.

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Scott Feighner

Meet Scott –T1D of 53 years, energetic father, grandfather and favorite funcle! "I wanted to let other T1D's know you can achieve anything you desire. I'm a 67-year-old T1D!"

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Megan Hanson

Meet Megan Hanson – Mom to four boys, Podder, philanthropist and first-time marathoner. She wants to show her boys that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to.

5 Reasons to Get Screened for Type 1 Diabetes

If you have a relative with Type 1 diabetes, you may be at higher risk of developing the disease, making it imperative that you get screened. The Pathway to Prevention Study is a free and simple blood test that determines your risk of developing Type 1 diabetes before symptoms occur.

34 Years Later: Reflecting on Faith and Support

In today's technology age, I have a support group larger than I ever imagined, filled with people with Type 1 from all over the world.

Finding the Calm Beyond

A new mom’s journey with autoimmune diseases forces her to find new levels of calm, resiliency and strength.

Celebrate Your Father with Bike Beyond

When I was diagnosed with T1D, my father was the first to join my diabetes management team (DMT). His positive and modeled approach was a game changer for me.

The Sibling

It is said that when a child is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes it is like the whole family is "diagnosed" with T1D. How true that is. No one in our family of four has been shielded from the impact of this incurable, high maintenance, autoimmune disease.

T1D and Parental Guilt: A Child’s Reflection

I’m here to explore parental guilt from my shoes: the child for whom the parents felt guilt. One emergency room visit and many doctors’ appointments later and my parent’s seemingly “happy and healthy” 17-year-old was diagnosed with T1D and Celiac Disease.

Type 1 and Pregnancy — Uncharted Territory

I realized that stellar as they were, the specialized medical fields spoke completely different languages. As a CDE, I returned to work in obstetrics, now exclusively with women who have diabetes. I wrote the guidelines for diabetes in pregnancy used in the public hospital system of NYC.

It Was Out of Our Control — A Pregnancy Story

Somehow, in some weird way, I could relate to a parent of a newly diagnosed child with diabetes. The diseases are vastly different, with discussion of survival rate piled on top of complications, but ever so similarly, I sat in a room with a doctor and a nurse educator, grasping the new hat I was wearing — a heart mom, like a D-Mom.

Introduce Type 1 to Your Baby

Building your relationship with Type 1 during your pregnancy will go a long way in surviving the ups and downs of motherhood. Pregnancy and becoming a mom has been the most magnificent journey I have ever experienced in my life.

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.