Diabetes News


Guatemala Disaster Relief

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala began its eruptive phase. Located approximately 50 kilometers from the Guatemalan capital, the volcano has affected primarily Sacatepéquez, Escuintla and Chimaltenango. READ MORE

Omnipod DASH System from Insulet Receives FDA Clearance

Insulet Corporation announced today that the Omnipod DASH(TM) Insulin Management System has received 510(K) clearance from the FDA. This clearance allows Insulet to commercialize this product in the United States, though Insulet has announced that it will begin roll-out through a limited market launch. Full market release is estimated to begin in early 2019 in the United States.READ MORE

Beyond Type 1’s Meet Up in NYC – Join the Community

Beyond Type 1 creates opportunities for the diabetes community to connect in all kinds of ways: through the Beyond Type 1 app, on social media, and in real life. Whether you’ve been living with diabetes for 2.5 months or 25 years, there’s something about being in the company of other people who get it.READ MORE

New iLet Bionic Pancreas System Begins Clinical Trial Testing

Beta Bionics has officially received IDE approval from the FDA to begin a clinical trial, testing the new iLet Bionic Pancreas System.READ MORE

Gut Health Possibly the Key to Type 1 Diabetes Prevention

Recently, a research team from the University of Queensland in Australia began a trial centered around the relationship between the changes in gut microbiota and Type 1 diabetes diagnoses, and whether these findings could help prevent Type 1 diabetes in the future.READ MORE


NEW YORK, NY, MAY 24, 2018 – For the second year, Beyond Type 1 has been named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, fielding a team of 21 runners from 6 countries. Each of the runners, aged 19 to 66, lives with Type 1 diabetes.READ MORE

Inside the Lilly Diabetes Blogger Summit

This month, a special team within Lilly Diabetes hosted a small group of diabetes bloggers from around the country to participate in a 2-day summit at their new innovation center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.READ MORE

The Low-Carb Diet — The Answer to Managing Type 1 Diabetes?

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a groundbreaking paper this May about the potential benefits of managing Type 1 Diabetes with a low-carb diet.READ MORE

The Dire Reality of having Type 1 Diabetes in Venezuela

People with Type 1 diabetes in Venezuela are experiencing one of the worst moments in history. They don’t have blood glucose test strips; they can only get insulin at no-cost at hospitals, if they get it at all. And very few can afford insulin from pharmacies when it is in stock.READ MORE

Medtronic’s Guardian Connect CGM + Limited Availability

Medtronic’s Guardian Connect mobile system will begin a “soft” launch during this month through July with a wider release in the fall.READ MORE

DRIFcan and the Edmonton Protocol for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Research

Beyond Type 1 had the pleasure of talking to Melanie Hibbard, the Executive Director of DRIFCan. DRIFCan, or Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Canada, was established in 2005 and their mission is to directly fund cure-based diabetes.READ MORE

Comparing the Dexcom G6 to the G5

Communications Manager Dana Howe test drives the recently FDA approved Dexcom G6 as compared to a Dexcom G5.READ MORE

CDC Reports Rise in DKA Hospitalizations in the United States – What’s behind this change?

You don’t have to be a statistics wizard to see the correlation between the cost of insulin, healthcare coverage, and DKA hospitalizations. Reversing the recent rise reported by the CDC means tackling not just awareness, but access as well. READ MORE

Sebastián Uprimny at the Winter Olympics

A few months since that first conversation, Sebastián announced that with great pride he would be one of the athletes who would represent his country Colombia in Winter Olympics hosted in South Korea.READ MORE

What’s New at Tidepool?

Want to know what's new at Tidepool? Get the scoop from Tidepool’s Community Manager Christopher Snider.READ MORE

Rule by Intimidation: The Contract Keeping Pharmacists Quiet

What pharmacists can't tell you about prescription drug prices and why.READ MORE

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.READ MORE

Learn about Looping: The Do-it-Yourself Artificial Pancreas

Loop is an iOS app (Apple only) that connects a continuous glucose monitor and a compatible insulin pump to your phone to bring automated insulin adjustments. Learn what looping is all about!READ MORE

Diabetes and Workplace Discrimination

Workplace diabetes discrimination comes in many forms. Hear this T1Ds incredible story of what she faced at work and what rights she learned she had.READ MORE

Who will profit from the cure for Type 1 diabetes?

Lilly announced an investment in a cell encapsulation technology. I have questions for the companies that hold our lives in their hands.READ MORE

Lilly Invests in Cell Encapsulation Technology

Today, Eli Lilly and Company announced an investment partnership with Sigilon - an upfront payment of $63 million and up to $410 million more as the Sigilon’s research hits development and commercialization milestones. READ MORE

Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer Explains G6

Beyond Type 1 got to sit down with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer to find out how the launch of G6 will change the face of diabetes care as we know it.READ MORE

Getting To Know Ryan Reed

Growing up in Bakersfield California, racing was like a part of the DNA of the tight-knit Reed household.  When most kids were learning to ride a tricycle, Ryan Reed, like his grandfather and father, was racing, and Sundays were for NASCAR.READ MORE

FDA Approves Dexcom G6

The FDA approved the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor system, the first iCGM to be used integrated with other compatible medical devices and electronic interfaces.READ MORE

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.READ MORE

Closing the loop – The System that’s Changing Diabetes Management

Closed Loop Insulin Delivery: a system that works to mimic the human pancreas by using real time CGM data to determine when it should or shouldn’t make adjustments to the wearers basal insulin delivery. It is a concept that has been around since the early 2000s but which has seen its greatest strides towards actuality in the past two years.READ MORE

Data and Diabnext

The sheer quantity of information surrounding diabetes can be overwhelming. Diabnext offers a solution to data management while working toward a better quality of life for people with all types of diabetes.READ MORE

Melissa Lee Talks DIY Closed Loop System

I am an early adopter of the DIY automated insulin delivery system and was the 20th person in the world (by my best count) to jump into using it , which I've now used for two years.READ MORE

Australia’s HBF Will No Longer Carry Insulin Pumps in Basic Policy

AUSTRALIA - Starting July 1, 2018, HBF, West Australia's biggest insurer, will no longer cover insulin pumps in its basic policy. That could mean a premium increase of up to $8,000 a year. READ MORE

Medtronic’s Guardian Connect CGM Gets FDA Approval

Medtronic's Guardian Connect continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) gets FDA approval. The company is decribing it as "the first smart standalone CGM system to help people with diabetes stay ahead of high and low glucose events."READ MORE

UnitedHealthcare Now Covers Omnipod

For UnitedHealthcare plan participants will have in-network coverage for Omnipod System starting April 1, 2018READ MORE

T1International Type 1 Diabetes Cost Survey

How much do you pay for your insulin? What about test strips or other diabetes supplies?READ MORE

Unspeakably Wonderful – The Untold Story of Insulin

The Unspeakably Wonderful feature film in development looks at how it was possible that two men who despised each other, Fred Banting and John Macleod, were able to make the medical breakthrough of insulin. READ MORE

Former Facebook Engineer Dies of Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes

On September 26, 2017, former software engineer at Facebook, Michael Cohen, died suddenly at the age of 25 from undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes. READ MORE

Emergency Prescription Bill Passed in Pennsylvania

Created after the tragic loss of a Type 1 diabetic in Ohio, a new law in Pennsylvania has eliminated a dangerous loophole in the state’s emergency prescription refill law.READ MORE

Where are all the generic insulins hiding?

Merck's Lusduna Nexvue biosimilar basal insulin product is one step closer to being available for public use in the United States. Delays in launch are due to an outstanding patent infringement lawsuit between Merck and Sanofi.READ MORE

Beauty and the Beast Star Kickstarts Unlikely Teen Comic Book

A comic book series like The KINETIX will give kids the opportunity to see and read about fictional characters like themselves, and empower and motivate them to aspire to do great things in their lives — not despite a medical diagnosis, but because of it!READ MORE

Treating Type 1 diabetes without Insurance – The #OverTheCounterT1DChallenge

Losing your insurance should never be a death sentence. Rob Howe challenges himself to take only R and N insulin, available over-the-counter for less than $100/month. READ MORE

EMTs Not Allowed to Administer Glucagon

A new paper co-authored by Joslin’s CMO Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD finds administration of life-saving medicine not in scope of practice for EMTs.READ MORE

Companion Medical InPen

The FDA recently approved the smart insulin pen, which is designed to be paired with an Apple iOS app. A first in the U.S., the InPen, which can be re-used for up to one year and works with Humalog or Novalog insulin cartridges, uses Bluetooth to deliver digitized data and, perhaps most important, user convenience.READ MORE

Get to know Global Ambassador Council Member Apoorva

Apoorva is a doctor and currently pursuing MD in Pathology and has been a T1D for the last 10 years. She is a member of the Beyond Type 1 Global Ambassador Council and has represented India in various international diabetes forums.READ MORE

Dexcom App Updates: Alert Schedules + Silencing Options

Update your Dexcom G5 Mobile App on iOS or Android to version 1.7.5. Here's what's new. READ MORE

Your First Step to Run Type One: An Interview with Craig Stubing

In today’s episode, we discuss the most important lesson Craig learned early on in his life with diabetes. We also talk about lessons we can all learn from the parents of T1D kids, and how, if we take a moment to tap into it, creativity can serve us when it comes to optimizing our own care.READ MORE

Aetna Medical Director Admits to Never Looking at Patient Records

A former medical director at Aetna, Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma, admitted under oath that he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.READ MORE

Type One Run — Couch to 5k

Type One Run, a program of Beyond Type 1, is announcing their Couch to 5k training program. In just six weeks, you'll be ready to run a 5k! READ MORE

#VBGIVESBACK: Juliet de Baubigny

In support of Beyond Type 1, Veronica Beard will be donating $10 of every VeronicaBeard.com order in February as part of their ongoing #VBGIVESBACK program.READ MORE

Misdiagnosis Leads to Twin’s Tragic Death

Hunter’s shocking diagnosis prompted the medical team to test his brother. Results revealed blood sugar readings at dangerously high levels. Logan was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, but Hunter died from DKA complications.READ MORE

Diabetes Research Connection – The Idea Factory – Powered By You

Beyond Type 1 is proud to patner with Diabetes Research Connection to accelerate novel research designed to prevent and cure type 1 diabetes, minimize its complications and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease.READ MORE

Is a New Transplant Site the Key to a Type 1 Cure?

Scientists believe that there may be a better location for cell replacement therapy: the omentum, a layer of fatty tissue that covers the organs in the lower abdomen. Like the liver, it's close to the surface and is also highly vascularized.READ MORE

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

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