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This Year’s Gear


The 2019 Beyond Type Run team has support from some amazing brands this year. Check out what this T1D team is sporting to reach their full potential on the course.READ MORE

The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom: A Book Review


Stacey Simms has recently added a new title to her repertoire: author. Stacey’s new book, "The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom," is available for pre-order now.READ MORE

Trading in Goggles for Running Shoes


Tanner is running the TCS New York City Marathon this year with Beyond Type Run. A competitive NCAA Division I swimmer, he's switching it up + this is why.READ MORE

Accepting My Body + The Challenges That Come With It


Bike across the country? Sure. Raise five thousand dollars? Got it. Manage your blood sugar while doing so? Yikes.READ MORE

Treating T1D in Bangladesh: Dr. Kaufman + Life for a Child


Dr. Francine Kaufman spent time in Bangladesh with Life for a Child to learn about conditions in the country and help determine treatment options for a number of families affected by diabetes.READ MORE

Tips for Managing T1D in the Workplace


Erika Szumel lends her five ways to help manage Type 1 in the workplace, and they might not be what you think.READ MORE

Never Letting Diabetes Stop Me


Beth shares her journey of running, her goal of running all 6 Major World Marathons and how a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis took her by surprise.READ MORE

Practice, Practice, Practice: Music, Marathons + T1D


2019 Beyond Type Run team member Emma Plehal talks about practice as it pertains to music, running, and T1D - and the common threads that all three share.READ MORE

How To Prevent Lows During Exercise With Exercise Itself


Dr. Sheri Colberg shares her ways to prevent lows during exercise using specific exercises to do so. She has compiled these methods using research + athlete experiences.READ MORE

Gearing Up for 26.2


Our Beyond Type Run team is approximately ONE MONTH away from hitting the (literal) pavement in NYC as they take on the TCS New York City Marathon on November 3rd.READ MORE

T1D Greatest Hits Playlist


The playlist is here. Get your groove on and have fun with these Type 1 tunes. READ MORE

Taking the Blame and Shame Out of Complications


Noted T1D blogger Renza Scibilia and Twitter's Chris Aldred ("The Grumpy Pumper") talk about blaming and shaming when it comes to complications.READ MORE

T1D Pro Basketball Player Fabian Bleck Talks Support Systems + Consistency


Fabian Bleck talks about his life with Type 1 as a basketball player in Germany and what playing at the professional player is like.READ MORE

Telling Our Family’s Story


Ava's mother tells BT1 how "The Ups and Downs of Audrey May," a story inspired by her daughter's day to day with Type 1 diabetes, came to be.READ MORE

67 Years with Type 1


Rick has had Type 1 diabetes since 1952 – a time when tools were scarce and management was elusive. He's grateful to have Type 1 now, in a time when diabetes tech is at its best.READ MORE

The First Teenager to Loop: Carson’s Story


On the newest episode of Diabetes Connections, host Stacey Simms talks to Carson Wedding – the first teenager to start looping.READ MORE

Movies That Make Us Think All The T1D Thoughts


Everyone loves movies. But some films conjure hilarious and/or downright frightening scenarios for those dealing day in and day out with Type 1.READ MORE

Diabetes Scholar Kaila Kemnetz-Ness Talks College Life with T1D


Kaila Kemnetz-Ness lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was awarded a scholarship through Diabetes Scholars in 2015.READ MORE

From Dance to ‘American Ninja Warrior’: Christina Martin Talks to BT1


Christina Martin talks to Beyond Type 1 about her time on American Ninja Warrior and what living with Type 1 means to her.READ MORE

Hannah’s Story: How to Manage T1D in College


Hannah, a spokesperson for Abbott, talks life in college with the help of her FreeStyle Libre 14 day system.READ MORE

Finding Myself Again


Janae Gray shares her T1D diagnosis story, how it affected her fitness journey, and how she got back on track with her fitness goals post-diagnosis.READ MORE

Leading By Example: Q+A with Marathon Captain Nate Checketts


Nate Checketts is co-captaining the 2019 Beyond Type Run Team with Ryan Reed and gives Beyond Type 1 some insight into his training + inspiration.READ MORE

A Complicated Process: T1D and My Emergency C-Section


Hannah Brown shares the story of her pregnancy and birth of her child via c-section and the ways in which her diabetes played a role.READ MORE

Peak Performance: A Project 50in50 Update


Michael Shelver and Patrick Mertes touch base with Beyond Type 1 with exciting news: they completed their challenge and with some amazing READ MORE

Life is Not a Problem to be Solved, it’s a Reality to Experience


Emanuel Mini is the first and only Latin American cyclist on Team Novo Nordisk, the first all diabetes professional cycling team.READ MORE

Transform Your Passion Into Character


David Lozano is a cyclist on Team Novo Nordisk, the first all diabetes professional cycling team.READ MORE

My Brother Beat the Odds With Type 1 – Now It’s My Turn


Kyle Severson is a member of the 2019 Beyond Type Run team and talks about the example his brother set living with Type 1 before Kyle was diagnosed.READ MORE

Father Riding Across Country for T1D Cure After Son’s Death


Rex Covington is riding across the United States on a motorcycle to raise awareness and fundraise for Type 1 diabetes, having lost his son to the condition.READ MORE

Becoming Visible: Lisa Hepner’s Journey With ‘The Human Trial’


Craig Stubing had the chance to discuss Type 1 with Lisa Hepner, director of the Human Trial.READ MORE

Putting Net Carbs to the Test


The Beyond Type 1 team put ZenoBar's "freaky net carb" claim to the test and saw surprising results!READ MORE

Unforeseen Complications: Diagnosed With T1D in the Army


Claire Paterson talks marathon training and her life as a pediatrician in the army - something that has been called into question by her recent T1D diagnosis.READ MORE

What is the “Right” Age For Certain T1D Milestones?


Stacey Simms, of the weekly podcast Diabetes Connections, talks all things parenting and Type 1 diabetes with guest Moira McCarthy.READ MORE

A Tough Break: A Project 50-in-50 Update


The Project 50-in-50 guys suffered a very difficult setback weeks ago, but they've just reached their 41st peak and are back on track.READ MORE

From LADA to Low-Carb: The ZenoBar Story


Russell Long, creator of ZenoBar, shares his diagnosis story and the inspiration behind his ultra low-carb bars.READ MORE

My Journey with Hypo Anxiety


Kristi shares the story of her anxiety surrounding hypoglycemia, how she came to name the issue and how she has grown in the face of adversity.READ MORE

Try Again: A Story of DKA, Marathon + Perseverance


Missy tells the story of her frightening DKA encounter and all that she has learned about herself, especially as it pertains to running and managing T1D.READ MORE

Find The Devices You Need: DiabetesWise


DiabetesWise is dedicated to helping those living with diabetes discover the best devices to live their desired lifestyle.READ MORE

Making the Most of My Chronic Illness


Reece Ohmer, one of this year's Diabetes Scholars, shares how she has made the most of her diabetes diagnosis and inspired others to do the same.READ MORE

My Wedding Was a Zoo – Literally!


Elizabeth Firestone shares the story of how her wedding day turned into a fundraiser for Type 1 at a zoo and why she chose to recreate that magic by running on this year's marathon team.READ MORE

A Lifetime of Carb Consumption: Nate’s Type 1 Diagnosis Story


Nate Checketts is the co-founder and CEO of Rhone, a men's activewear company. He tells the story of his diagnosis and explains what the diabetes community means to him.READ MORE

From Denali to Delaware: A Project 50-in-50 Update


The Project 50-in-50 guys updated Beyond Type 1 on their journey so far, as they've reached their 19th peak.READ MORE

Saving My Own Life: A Story of Diabetes + Depression


Jiggy Yoon discusses the ups and downs in her life around the time of her diagnosis, and how she learned to pick herself up in spite of hardship and depression.READ MORE

Sibling Envy – When One Child Has Diabetes and the Other Does Not


Erin McShay talks having two children - one with T1D and one without - and the surprising challenges that come with raising them together.READ MORE

Things Everyone Thinks Are Gross Unless You’re a T1D


Alexi Melvin gives us the inside scoop on gross, T1D-only situations that people outside the T1D space just don't understand.READ MORE

Flaws in Technology: A Case of DKA


Ilse Michelle Mora Rodríguez is a doctor who has lived with Type 1 for nearly her entire life. Her brush with DKA came when she least expected it.READ MORE

Help Emilia: A T1D Cause


Neil Greathouse asks other willing and able T1Ds to send extra supplies so that he might bring them down to Peru to help better (and possibly save) the life of a fellow T1D.READ MORE

Project 50-in-50: Conquering New Heights with Type 1


Project 50-in-50 is the brainchild of two outdoorsmen with T1D whose goal is to summit 50 mountain peaks across the United States in only 50 days.READ MORE

I Was Blamed for My T1D Diagnosis


Edith Mukantwari is President of the Africa Diabetes Alliance, an organization in Uganda that seeks to encourage diabetes education and bridge the information gap.READ MORE

Language Matters


Diabetogenic blog creator Renza Scibilia writes about the power of language and why it matters so much, especially in the diabetes space.READ MORE

Inspiring Camaraderie: The SafeSittings Effect


Stacey talks about her experience with SafeSittings and the impact it had on her.READ MORE

Mental Health + The Power of Running


Several members of Type One Run share their take on mental health and the connection between exercise, T1D management, and a healthy outlook on life.READ MORE

Compare Less, Live More: Social Pressure + T1D


Alexi Melvin discusses the competitive nature of social media and the way it affects the T1D community in particular.READ MORE

Surfing the Highs and Lows of T1D


Elise Trigger discusses her passion for surfing and how she manages her T1D while in the zone.READ MORE

Two Types of Diabetes Under One Roof


Christine Kanderski shares the story of her son and his grandmother, who have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes respectively. READ MORE

A LADA Thoughts


All I knew was something was wrong and I was happy my endo appointment was just a few days later. It never occurred to me the cause was a different diagnosis. It never occurred to me that it was LADA.READ MORE

Thank You Kerri, a DOC Pioneer


The blog 'Six Until Me', which has been a mainstay of the Diabetes Online Community since 2005, will no longer be publishing new content.READ MORE

How to Build a Healthy Relationship with Diabetes


Drew Harrisberg discusses his necessary list of ways to better contend with diabetes and make it through everyday life in a healthy way.READ MORE

Managing T1D on My Wedding Day — A Real Team Effort


Michelle Lord discusses the team she assembled to help her live "diabetes-free" on her wedding day.READ MORE

Flipping the Script on Diabetes


Kelsey Bascom is working on a comic film script that showcases life with T1D, using her experience to bring T1D to a wider audience.READ MORE

Previously Healthy from Beyond Type 1 Named Webby People’s Voice Award Winner


Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” and “the Oscars of the Internet” The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) honoring excellence on the Internet.READ MORE

Living on a Remote Island with T1D


Abby Crawford shares her experience of living with T1D on a remote island with little access to medical supplies.READ MORE

At Least It’s Not Cancer…


Liz Gilmore has a few words for people who claim diabetes isn't something to take seriously.READ MORE

Dear Diabetes, You’re Not Invited to My Wedding


Liz Gilmore details the steps she's taking to ensure her big day doesn't see any T1D-related interruptions. READ MORE

Making An Invisible Disease Visible: Injecting Myself On Adventure Cyclist Magazine


Annalisa van den Bergh injects herself on the cover of Adventure Cycling, the largest cycling magazine.READ MORE

Love and Lows in the Deli Line: A T1D Struggle


Suddenly, seemingly out of left field, you feel it. The sweating. The shakes. The disorientation. You need to test, and you need to test now. READ MORE

AYUDA: Changing the Face of Diabetes Volunteering Abroad


AYUDA – American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad – is a nonprofit dedicated to creating culturally sensitive and sustainable diabetes volunteer programs around the world, where American youth can work with youth abroad to make a difference in their communities.READ MORE

Teen with T1D Rationed Insulin to Help Parents


Dillon Hooley started rationing insulin at the beginning of 2018, in an effort to help his parents struggling with finances.READ MORE

A ‘We Are Diabetes’ Mentor Tells Her Story


Julie Vagle struggled with an eating disorder and her stress was compounded by a T1D diagnosis. She had to undergo recovery in order to make peace with both.READ MORE

Life with a T1D Eating Disorder


Shelby Charles lived with Type 1 diabetes for years and used it as a weight loss tool before understanding just dangerous her habits had become.READ MORE

Judgement in the Online T1D Community


Carter Clark reflects on both camaraderie and judgement within the T1D space online.READ MORE

Body Image and Type 1 Diabetes


Erika Arff discusses body image and how it relates to Type 1 diabetes.READ MORE

Meet T’ara Smith: The Project Manager of Beyond Type 2


T’ara Smith joined the Beyond Type 1 team in December 2018 as the project manager for Beyond Type 2. T'ara was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the summer of 2017, and has dedicated her career to helping people live full lives with Type 2 diabetes.READ MORE

Running Down a Dream


In 2017, Don Muchow became the first person with T1D (and only the third person ever) to complete a solo run of the Texas Capital to Coast race. He challenged himself again in 2018, becoming the first ever person to take on Relay Iowa as a solo runner.READ MORE

The Fearless Diabetic Project


Matt Vande Vegte talks about his "Fearless Diabetic Project," an offshoot of his and his wife's company, FTF Warrior.READ MORE

“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.READ MORE

1 on 1 with Soccer Star Maxim Speed


Maxim Speed is an online sensation who certainly lives up to his name. The 12-year-old from Oahu, Hawaii has been playing soccer practically from the time he could walk. Max recently spoke with Beyond Type 1 about his diagnosis, what it’s like playing soccer with T1D, and his plans for the future.READ MORE

Bionic Boy


One mom discusses her reaction to seeing her son wearing his Omnipod and Dexcom together for the first time.READ MORE

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.READ MORE

Hiking the Appalachian Trail with T1D


When Rachel Hemond set out on her 21st birthday to hike the Appalachian Trail, it was the culmination of a life full of adventure and exploration.READ MORE

T1D in the Wild: Holiday Party Hacks


For most, the idea of holiday festivities is always fun and exciting. For those of us with T1D, however, there often needs to be a bit of planning involved before we can party it up with Santa.READ MORE

Samantha & Ryan Talk Getting Married with T1D


Weddings are already incredibly stressful, and getting married when not one but both people involved have Type 1 diabetes can make things that much more difficult, but also that much more rewarding.READ MORE

A Day in the Life of T1D


Bonnie O'Neill spent 60 hours receiving text messages from a colleague with Type 1 diabetes so that she could have a small glimpse into the everyday mental aspects of living with T1D.READ MORE

T1D in the Wild: Device Etiquette


There are many things to consider here – how we react to those who are uninformed about our various gadgets, and how we approach other people with Type 1 out in the world.READ MORE

Superstar Mentality: An Interview with Dempsey Foxson


Dempsey is a competitive gymnast who was diagnosed with T1D in 2012 and continues to push her limits as an athlete, dancer and diabetes advocate.READ MORE

Diagnosis Day and Living Beyond: Stephanie’s Story


It was just a normal Saturday in the Northwood Blyth household in Melbourne on the 10th of November 2002. But the next day our lives would change forever. READ MORE

Paddy McCartin: T1D in the AFL


Paddy McCartin is a professional Australian Rules Football player who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 14 years and advocates fiercely for the disease.READ MORE

9 Dumb Diabetes Questions


It is easy to be ignorant about a complicated disease like Type 1 diabetes, but by being a bit conscientious, we can better educate ourselves by asking the right questions.READ MORE

Recapping The 2018 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K


A number of people with T1D opted to run the 5K as their way to participate in marathon weekend in NYC, and had a blast doing so!READ MORE

Caitlin Kinnunen: Type 1 on Broadway


Caitlin Kinnunen opens up about The Prom, how she manages her diabetes on stage, the importance of having a strong support system, and her aspirations for the future. READ MORE

Overcoming FOH: Fear of Hypoglycemia


While hypoglycemia is always a possibility and is a reality those with T1D must live with, there are ways to overcome living in constant fear.READ MORE

Traversing the World with T1D


Nadit knew he needed to see the world, but when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, challenges he had never faced before became his every day life. Conquering the diabetes learning curve and leaning on his support system allowed Nadrit to achieve the impossible.READ MORE

Recapping the Beyond Type Run NYC Marathon Brunch


The Beyond Type Run 2018 Marathon Brunch took place in New York City last Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s marathon. The team gathered at the Ainsworth FIDI to get to know each other, enjoy some delicious food and listen to inspiring speeches.READ MORE

Eat As Much Pizza As You Want


This National Diabetes Awareness Month, we’re proud to partner with Real Good Foods to help bring awareness to those affected by T1D. READ MORE

Runner Spotlight: Gary and Katrina Pilkington


Health and fitness are a priority in Gary and Katrina's lives so that they can set an example for their daughter and inspire others to do the same!READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Brian Thedy


Meet Brian – first year medical student, peanut butter enthusiast, T1D since 2017, and Dexcom G6 user.READ MORE

Runner Spotlight: Patrick Votruba


Beyond Type Run Marathoner Patrick Votruba talks about his diagnosis, experience running in ultra marathons, and how he has been training for the 2018 NYC Marathon.READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Mary Lucas


Meet Mary – "My 20th diaversary is in November, and I wanted to do something special for that. Running the NYC Marathon and raising money for Beyond Type 1 is the perfect way to celebrate and honor my 20 years living with T1D!READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Apoorva Gomber


Meet Apoorva — Doctor, Diabetes advocator, Passionate to connect T1D’s and a coffee lover.READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Captain Dave Holmes


Meet Dave – Beyond Type Run 2018 team captain, writer, TV + Podcast host, Podder and Type One Run member.READ MORE