Diabetes News

Type One Run + Beyond Type 1

Type One Run is a grassroots movement to connect and support the worldwide Type 1 diabetes community through running. We are ordinary people who are passionate about using running to build support, camaraderie and awareness for those affected by Type 1 diabetes.READ MORE

Let’s Stop Talking to Ourselves — We Can Save Lives

How is it with all that modern medicine has to offer, that today a boy can die from Type 1 diabetes while his twin lives? Because Hunter’s diagnosis did not come in time. READ MORE

The Beyond Type 1 Family Council

Beyond Type 1 is excited to introduce the brand-new Family Council - a group of families all impacted by Type 1 diabetes. The Family Council will join Beyond Type 1's Leadership - the addition of these amazing folks ensures that everything we do at Beyond Type 1 is founded in the issues affecting our community.READ MORE

Advocacy 101

Inspiration alert: we have a story that will get you motivated to become the best diabetes advocate you can be! Check out Cameron Keighron's tips for more.READ MORE

Meet Medical Mutts

Dr. Jennifer Cattet is here to share her knowledge and expertise as the director of Medical Mutts, a program that rescues dogs from shelters and trains them how to be service dogs.READ MORE

WATCH: The Wind River Project Documentary

Presenting for the first time: the full documentary! A team of climbers with T1D take one Wyoming's Wind River Range. READ MORE

No Matter the Cost — The Affordable Insulin Project

DPAC has launched their newest education campaign, The Affordable Insulin Project, which is aimed at helping those with Type 1 reduce the cost of their insulin. DPAC co-founder and person with diabetes (PWD), Christel Marchand Aprigliano, was able to shed some light on the policy-focused organization.READ MORE

Omnipod Now Available to Medicare Part D Patients

Insulet Corporation who makes the Omnipod® pump, a tubeless insulin delivery device, has just been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be available under the Medicare Part D (prescription drug) program.READ MORE

FreeStyle Libre System Available to Medicare Patients

Today, Abbott announced that the new, factory-calibrated technology is now available to Medicare patients since its approval by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It will be the only CGM system available to Medicare patients that doesn't require calibration.READ MORE

Are You A DIABADASS? – The Diabadass Tour

Cassidy Robinson and Erik Douds are hitting the road again - and want to see you along the way! Find out what the Diabadass Tour is all about.READ MORE

Cell Replacement and Type 1 Diabetes: Encellin’s Solution

Bay Area start-up Encellin is pursuing pancreatic cell replacement therapy in a more body-palatable form.READ MORE

Minecraft Teaches Kids Type 1 Diabetes

Meet the man who designed it — Brisbane native Joshua Wulf, a software engineer who worked for Red Hat, the world’s first billion-dollar open-source software company. He’s been programming since he was 10 years old; he’s also the father to a son who was diagnosed at age 8. READ MORE

Join the Fit with Diabetes Challenge

Beyond Type 1 met up with Christel Oerum from Diabetes Strong for a chat about fitness and her next Fit With Diabetes Challenge which is kicking off on January 3.READ MORE

Disrupting D-Tech: Amin Zayani

Beyond Type 1 caught up with MedAngel founder and Lyfebulb 2017 Winner Amin Zayani, who is working to change the way we think about managing diabetes every day.READ MORE

Temporary Tattoos and Device Help Children Take Insulin Injections

Thomy is an insulin kit that helps children inject insulin. Both fun and innovative, it includes temporary tattoos with planetary designs to mark used injection sites. READ MORE

Small Victories with Dr. Pettus of OneTouch

One way to cope with a chronic disease is to celebrate “small victories.” Dr. Jeremy Pettus, a physician who has lived with Type 1 since high school, recently spoke with Beyond Type 1 about this approach to diabetes management from both sides of the waiting room.READ MORE

World Diabetes Day and How Beyond Type 1 Celebrated

Global non-profit Beyond Type 1 celebrated Sir Frederick Banting's 126th birthday with a digital birthday party and documentary screening in Los Angeles on World Diabetes Day, which was Tuesday, November 14.READ MORE

What You Need to Know About ACA Open Enrollment 2017

Open enrollment for individual health insurance policies opens on November 1 and remains open through December 15, 2017 (6 weeks). It is important to be aware of significant changes this year to successfully keep your health insurance and/or enroll.READ MORE

In Depth with Medtronic’s Chief Patient Officer

There’s so much innovative technology, new services, and better education and training. It’s all going to be integrated with your life, in the car, on your body, in the house, with your family, and even with your doctor.READ MORE

Disability Tax Credit + the Price of T1D in Canada

CIM's Jen Hanson breaks down the recent cuts in approvals of Disability Tax Credit + the cost of life with Type 1 diabetes in Canada. Canadians - raise your voice!READ MORE

CGM Proves a Vital Tool in Healthy Pregnancy

The results of a recent international study showed that using a CGM system, as opposed to just a BGM, during pregnancy significantly benefited both mothers with Type 1 diabetes and their newborns after birth.READ MORE

Emily + Jerry the Bear Take New Zealand

Jerry is a great companion for Type 1 kids and an excellent educational tool. This is about empowering kids and sending the message that there's nothing that diabetes is going to stop kids from doing. The whole idea is to let them get out there, let them be active, because they can!READ MORE

Diabetes Empowerment Summit 2017

The reality of traditional healthcare when it comes to living with diabetes (all types) is that the mental and emotional sides of life with chronic disease are almost NEVER addressed.READ MORE

Grant Helps ViaCyte Pursue T1D Cure

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) awarded ViaCyte a $20 million dollar grant to continue its cutting-edge research towards finding a functional cure for T1D.READ MORE

Switching from an Animas Pump – Know Your Options

Here are the insulin pumps available on the market in the United States and their defining features to help you chose the best fit for you or your loved one.READ MORE

Fast-acting Insulin, Fiasp, Gets FDA Approval

Last Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novo Nordisk’s latest fast-acting insulin, Fiasp, for treatment use by adults with diabetes. READ MORE

Curing Type 1 Diabetes: An Interview with Dr. Faustman

“This is one of the rare trials of the world where we don't think we need to intervene at the moment you end up in the emergency room with new onset Type 1 diabetes."READ MORE

Advances in Diabetes Care Apple-style

This summer Apple announced a fall update to its Health app incorporating the ability to track insulin delivery doses.READ MORE

Animas Pumps Discontinued

Johnson & Johnson’s Diabetes Care Company, Animas Corporation has just announced the intended discontinuation of manufacturing The Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps.READ MORE

FreeStyle Libre Flash Gets FDA Approval

On Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Abbott Diabetes Care’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for public use in the United States, making it the first-FDA approved monitoring device that does not require a fingerstick test for calibration.READ MORE

How accurate are blood glucose meters?

A new independent study reveals that not all BGMs on the market report clinically accurate blood glucose levels.READ MORE

Help for Those Affected by Hurricane Irma

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Beyond Type 1 has compiled resources for those in need + how to help if you're able!READ MORE

Medtronic Infusion Set Recall

Check to see if your infusion sets are affected by 9/11/17 recall! READ MORE


NEW YORK, NY – On AUGUST 30, 2017, Beyond Type 1, an international Type 1 diabetes nonprofit, to continue online expansion with the launch of the Spanish version of their website, Beyond Type 1 en Español.READ MORE

Tandem Announces Dexcom G5 Mobile Integration for t:slim X2

August 28, 2017 - Tandem Diabetes Care announces FDA approval and commercial launch of the t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump with Dexcom G5® Mobile continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) integrationREAD MORE

Study Shows CGM Benefits Extend to Those with Type 2 Diabetes

Over 24 weeks, Type 2 patients lowered their HbA1C levels and reported high levels of satisfaction using Dexcom's CGM system. READ MORE

Immune Therapy Trial Points To Potential T1D Prevention

In a clinical trial for a form of immunotherapy aimed at treating childhood food allergies, British scientists discovered the treatment in fact appeared to stop the immune system from attacking insulin production in those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.READ MORE

Bike Beyond at Honig Winery in Napa, CA Raises Over $200,000 for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Research

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Beyond Type 1’s “Bike Beyond,” a 10-week summer cycling trip from New York City to San Francisco, hosted over 350 guests at their Napa Valley Pop-Up Party at the Honig Vineyard and Winery in Rutherford, California. The party raised over $200,000 for Type 1 diabetes cure research.READ MORE

National College Scholarships for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Paying for college can be expensive. Luckily, there are a variety of scholarships open to those with Type 1 diabetes. Here's a list of national scholarships and eligibility requirements to help you get started!READ MORE

A Thing Worth Saving

When the news came that Camp Ho Mita Koda, a summer camp for T1D kids to learn lifestyle skills and feel, frankly, normal, was going to close, camp parents, advocates, and campers joined together to keep a tradition alive. READ MORE

Stem Cell-derived Treatment One Step Closer to Type 1 Diabetes Cure

Regenerative medicine company and Beyond Type 1 grantee ViaCyte treats first patients in PEC-Direct stem cell replacement trial for high-risk T1D patients.READ MORE

Discounts on Insulin

With insulin prices skyrocketing in the US, it's become challenging for many to afford the life-saving medicine. Prescription Assistance Programs can help though.READ MORE

The Winning Team: An Interview with Charlie Kimball

Charlie’s motivation to stay on top of his diabetes management comes from his love for racing. He knows how hard he works to stay competitive in his sport, even when it might not be apparent to interviewers or other athletes in racing.READ MORE

Bike Beyond Team Goes to Denver

Andrea recounts her experience attending the Bike Beyond picnic with her daughter.READ MORE

Bike Beyond at Chester, PA Firehouse

When we got in the car more than three hours after our arrival, my son said, "Thanks, Mom. That was so cool to meet the team. I can't believe what they are doing and each one of them has Type 1 diabetes. I guess it's true, we really can do anything we put our minds to.READ MORE

T1International at SNF Camp

SNF did a fantastic job with the camp and facilitated useful sessions. There were a variety of educational, motivational and recreational activities for the campers to participate in, including a special visit to a national park with sightings of countless giraffes, plus hippos and elephants in the wild!READ MORE

The AlaskaMan Extreme Triathlon

SEATTLE, Wash. — You know you’re in for an extreme event when one of the FAQ listings on the event website states, “Wildlife Safety Tips.”  That’s what Riding On Insulin’s own Scott Jozefowski read before signing up for the AlaskaMan Extreme Triathlon.READ MORE

Social Media Forces Insurance Company’s Hand

As a parent I am ready to wage war to protect my family. As a member of the T1D community I know that I won’t face the battle alone. Please use your contacts, advocacy groups and partners to help you find strength and solutions in your time of need.READ MORE

Beyond Type 1 at Friends for Life

Orlando, FL - Beyond Type 1 attended Children with Diabetes' 18th annual Friends for Life Conference this past week. In the heart of Disney World, our team met hundreds of families affected by Type 1 diabetes, along with industry and healthcare professionals who are looking at how to improve the lives of those living with the chronic illness.READ MORE

ONE: The Ultimate Conference & Retreat for Adults with Type 1

When the initial idea for ONE was born, TCOYD wanted to motivate people in every possible way and bring together Type 1s from all over the world to connect, bond and learn from one another. READ MORE

Help Us to Improve Diabetes Tools & Services!

DiabetesMine's 2017 Patient Voices Survey is open! It asks the community to rate the effectiveness and provide input on a variety of devices and services.READ MORE

The International Diabetes Federation and Its Vision

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has one vision – to live in a world without diabetes.READ MORE

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthcare

Our Congress has passed an incredibly dangerous bill called the American Health Care Act which would lead to the loss of insurance coverage for 24 million Americans at once and 52 million Americans by the year 2020.READ MORE

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.READ MORE

Bike Beyond Launches from NYC

The shoreline was dotted with yellow Bike Beyond t-shirts and bright riding outfits. Looking out over the East River and the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, it was hard not to feel inspired by the community that came to show their support for Bike Beyond.READ MORE

Former Miss Idaho Cycles Entire US

“I don't think young women have permission to love ourselves,” Sierra said during a recent conversation with Beyond Type 1. “And I think girls need a reminder that it's okay to be nice to yourself, and it's okay to love yourself.”READ MORE

Proving a Type 1 Can Bike America

“Any chance I can get to just tell people, 'hey here’s this average guy who biked across America with Type 1,' and how I handled nutrition, and handled insulin and blood sugar levels. I think that is pretty inspiring,” he said.READ MORE

Non-verbal Type 1 Child Stuns Art World

Immediately after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 2, Ocean’s speech development came to a screeching halt. Despite not being able to fully communicate his feelings verbally, Ocean has found a way to express himself that speaks just as loudly.READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Fighting Fires with Type 1

Andrew Thomas answers all of our "burning" questions about life as a firefighter with Type 1!READ MORE

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.READ MORE

No Longer the Only (Type) One

What sets his journey with Bike Beyond apart from his other two adventures is that this time, he will not be the only one with Type 1 diabetes.READ MORE

Colton Needs Our Help

United Healthcare is denying a child with T1D + Autism the coverage that he needs.READ MORE

How to Engage Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A New Study

Since 2014, the D1 now researchers have worked with Galway University Hospitals to examine how young adults interact with their diabetes teams and how consistently they attend appointments to figure out ways to improve the diabetes management and overall health of these patients.READ MORE

Finding a Type 1 Community — Diabetes Camp in Uganda

Through Camp Tuyniza, Waromo and all future SNF camps, these young warriors find the strength to manage their condition while teaching others the T1D reality beyond the myths that surround the disease.READ MORE

Knowledge is Power — T1D Parenting

Avery’s parents also believe in being upfront with their daughter about the risks that can come with having Type 1. They believe that knowledge is power.READ MORE

Type One Ragnar Relay Team

There were highs and there were lows, and there was laughter, sweat, and more laughter, but for me what made this shared accomplishment so special was our mutual understanding of the unending silent challenge which Type 1 diabetes poses to our minds and to our bodies every single minute of every day and night, without pause or escape.READ MORE

We Stand With You – Our Statement and What You Can Do

Coverage matters. Access matters. People matter. If the US senate turns the AHCA into law, it could have severe consequences for people living with Type 1 diabetes. READ MORE

The Unicorn Frappuccino Diabetes Meme: An Appraisal

Of course, blaming memes for getting the facts wrong is like blaming a puppy for being a quadruped. Distortion and performed ignorance contribute to what makes memes funny. Expecting intellectual rigor from Internet humorists is naive, and a little sententious.READ MORE

Incredible T1D Inventor

Alex Capecelatro isn’t your average inventor with Type 1 diabetes: before working at top-of-the-line science research labs like NASA, he developed a prototype for a “passive thermal insulin storage bottle” — basically a cool refrigeration system for insulin — while he was still in high school. READ MORE

Eric Tozer and The Diabetes Sports Project

Just one month after competing in his first marathon, Eric found himself running 3,000 miles, coast-to-coast in just 15 days. Did we mention that he, along with his nine other teammates, all did this while living with diabetes?READ MORE

The Power of the CGM

The 24-week trial looked at how effective CGMs are at controlling blood sugar levels and found a wide-range of benefits in Type 1 diabetes management that included but was not limited to lowering A1Cs.READ MORE

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.READ MORE

Type 1 Diabetes — The Unexpected Baby?

"Diabetes really is to me like a new baby in our family; it’s our fifth kid. And instead of being a baby that we're excited about, it's this colicky baby."READ MORE

Following Dad — A Bike Ride Across America

Of all the stories my father tells, my favorites have always been the memories of his bike ride across America with his twin brother and three best friends after college graduation. READ MORE

6 Ways to Make Healthy Eating Easy

Taylor Riggs, registered dietician and food enthusiast, has just published her cookbook Real Food, Real Simple. In addition to dozens of scrumptious paleo-friendly and gluten-free recipes, she has some sage advice on food and health for those living with Type 1 diabetes. READ MORE

Long-term Access for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Awareness is only the first step. To help turn the awareness into advocacy action, T1International – thanks to funds from Beyond Type 1 – created a resource for people around the world who want to advocate for better access to insulin, diabetes supplies, care or education.READ MORE

Rock Type 1 — Empowering T1D Kids to Climb

It was both challenging and emboldening. Over time, we came to view climbing as a vehicle to empower others with T1d to come together and embrace adventure.READ MORE

WWII Hero Saves T1D Lives with Home-brew Insulin

Without access to dogs, calves or cows, Eva knit stockings and sold them to purchase water buffalo pancreata. Then, in a small basement laboratory in a Chinese municipal building, the couple got to work.READ MORE

Losing Will Hauver

His very good A1Cs, his maturity and independence with diabetes management, his success in college, all of this lulled us into complacency. Hindsight while grieving is a painful and horrible exercise. READ MORE

Living in Denmark

The first days of being in a foreign country are always a challenge for a diabetic explorer. You are in this new place, with a new language, and completely new food. READ MORE

Meet The Dale Tribe!

When I first started documenting our family’s life on YouTube three and a half years ago, I had no idea what a ride I was in for.READ MORE

Jerry the Bear — A New-age T1D Toy

Meet Jerry. He’s a bear. Not just any bear though. Think: teddy bear comfort meets tech-world innovation. Built by Sproutel toy company, Jerry is a new-age teaching tool for children with Type 1 diabetes that simulates what it’s like to have the chronic illness. READ MORE

An Update on Insulin for Syrians

If you made a donation, know that you have put life-saving insulin in the hands of someone who really needed it. Together we helped more than 2,000 Syrians receive a vial of life-saving insulin.READ MORE

Insurance Company Conduct Negatively Impacts T1D Patient

Beyond being distressed by UHC’s policy and the efforts it took to find it, denying a replacement of an out-of-warranty pump is detrimental to Jessica’s healthcare and wellbeing. As a company, losing documents, delivering documents late, misfiling documents, mislabeling and crafting policies with misleading language, then making those policies difficult to find, is not only irresponsible, it’s unethical.READ MORE

Can Pets Help in T1D Management?

To say that the stress and anxieties that come with having Type 1 diabetes can get daunting would be an understatement. But have you ever considered that the simple act of playing with a cute animal could serve as an actual T1D lifesaver?READ MORE

Insulin — At What Cost?

According to the Washington Post, small changes to existing formulas keep insulin prices high and generics out of reach — despite the fact that the original patent expired over 75 years ago. This has been an increasing financial burden to the many who are insulin-dependent and has recently caught the attention of US politicians.READ MORE

Health Insurance – Pulling Back the Veil

One Small Voice can tell data-driven stories to employers, insurers and healthcare providers. I believe more transparent conversations associated with the requirements for the appeal processes and costs for prescriptions and medical devices will allow us to create change. READ MORE

US Diabetes Caucus Neglects Type 1s

Did you know that the United States has a congressional caucus that is solely devoted to issues that are important to Americans living with diabetes? On the face of it, this looks great.READ MORE

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.READ MORE

Type 2 Diabetes Medication Used for Type 1

Do people with Type 1 diabetes take medications for Type 2 diabetes?READ MORE

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?READ MORE

Self-care is Never Selfish for Parents of Kids with Diabetes

In order to handle of all of this and be ready for any challenge that your child’s diabetes can throw at you, parents have to be at their best! But who takes cares of you? This is one of the most complicated questions and one of the most ignored.READ MORE

The Unacceptable Reality: Type 1 Diabetes in Uganda

For 23 years, Robinah has managed to stay alive against many odds, but only barely. She tests her blood once a month when she can get to the clinic in Kampala, whereas most people living with Type 1 in developed countries test multiple times a day.READ MORE

10 Reasons For Hyperglycemia During Training

High blood sugar is one of the biggest hurdles to improving health, getting in shape and performing well. I want to discuss the 10 of the biggest reasons why blood glucose levels tend to go high in people living with diabetes.READ MORE

Decide and Conquer: From Diagnosis at 7 to Diabetic Health Coach Today

I have off the chart energy levels, rarely get sick anymore and have an insane love for the body I am in. I am stronger today mentally, physically and emotionally because of the relentless challenges diabetes has given me. Sure I get frustrated time to time when I wake up in the middle of the night high because my pump wires got twisted, or when I go low unexpectedly during a run. But I don’t harp on it too long because of my strong desire to keep my mind strong, and the space in my heart a positive one.READ MORE

Our DKA Campaign

The first step is admitting that we have a problem — a DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) problem. When people in the United States are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, approximately 42% of them are in DKA, a dangerous and sometimes deadly consequence of diabetes.READ MORE

The Evolution of T1D Technology

Considering how quickly Type 1 diabetes technology has been advancing over the recent years, it is very easy to get comfortable with those tools available to us today. There isn’t much of a reason to think back on how it was in the early days of T1D management, but wouldn’t it be fun?READ MORE

The Gluten-free Diet — Fad or Necessity?

The Gluten-free diet has been on the rise for the past few years and currently about 1 in 5 Americans follow it. In my experience, there is still a lot of confusion around this diet, its purpose and its benefits. In fact, many people don’t even know what gluten is.READ MORE

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.READ MORE