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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

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Marie Diaz


Meet Marie – T1D Since 2000, running in her first Marathon and looking forward to exploring New York!READ MORE

How much does it cost to produce insulin?


A recent study sets prices for the future of biosimilars.READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Emily Trantum


Meet Emily – "Running has always been a part of my life and over the years it's taught so many lessons that have carried over into all aspects of my life. After being diagnosed with Type 1 at age 30, something that felt so natural all of these years, suddenly was the hardest thing for me to do."READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Olivia Polischeck


Meet Olivia — Student-Athlete at Amherst College, Dodgers lover, country music fan, Omnipod and Dexcom G6 user.READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Romain Ballet


Meet Romain – Ironman, postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University + Immune cells lover, professional day dreamer, and a beyond-his-own-limits explorer.READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Lauren Dagg


Meet Lauren – Primary school teacher in London, big fan of coffee, often sarcastic, slightly competitive, and loves a run!READ MORE

Runner Spotlight: Gabriela Sierra


I decided to join the Beyond Type 1 Team for two main reasons: To have a new goal that would allow me to reconnect with my training, my perseverance and my exercise ... the second reason is to educate and keep dispelling myths and stigmas, leading by example. I couldn't believe it when I was chosen and I realized that I was the only Mexican runner on the team.READ MORE

Representation in Media – How The Stories We Hear Become the Stories We Tell Ourselves


In the US, there are over 1.25 million people with Type 1 diabetes. In 2017, there was only one regular or recurring character onscreen with Type 1.READ MORE

Embracing My Something: Maddie’s Iceland Adventure


Maddie Aibel shares her story of traveling to Iceland and dealing with sharing her T1D with others.READ MORE

Runner Spotlight: Léonor Marchand


Léonor Marchand talks with Beyond Type 1 about her running inspiration, how she's preparing for the NYC Marathon, and advice for people living with Type 1 diabetes.READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Bridget Woznica


Meet Bridget – Writer, photographer, and adventurer. "I was so inspired by the 2017 team and knew I wanted to be a part of that amazing energy!"READ MORE

Mark Andrews: A Tight End with Type 1


The Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has been managing his Type 1 diabetes since before he started playing football. Beyond Type 1 spoke with Mark about his pre-game rituals, how technology like the Dexcom G6 helps him stay on top of Type 1 on long Sunday afternoons.READ MORE

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!"READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Kirsten Myers


Meet Kirsten – mountain enthusiast, public health nerd and frequent traveler. She works with the awesome team at mySugr, calls the Pacific Northwest home and can be frequently found in a book.  READ MORE

13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Torrey McKnight


Meet Torrey – Pediatric Oncology Nurse, car karaoke queen, coffee addict and travel hacker. "I remember following the inaugural Beyond Type Run team last year (2017) on Instagram and feeling like I had to be part of it the next time if I could. "READ MORE

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.READ MORE

Type 1 Diabetes in the Philippines


I live in the Philippines where every expensive test strip & every unit of insulin is paid out of our pocket... Our basic need for survival is at stake.READ MORE

I Run with Type One


It’s about who wants it more, you or the girl next to you, and who is willing to work for it and embrace pain. Of course, when you're done, the fact that you accomplished all you did with T1D makes it badass.READ MORE

How to Support Your T1D Teen in Running


My advice to anyone dealing with a runner with Type 1 diabetes comes down to this: know what you’re working with and know who you’re working with.READ MORE

My Sister and I have Type 1


Living with type 1 diabetes has created an unbreakable family bond - my sister has it too! It has changed our lives for sure. READ MORE

The Best Birthday Gift I Ever Got


I don’t curse my fate. But for the accident of my birth in 1957, and not in 1857, I have therapies available to cope with the Type 1 diabetes.READ MORE

A Diagnosis and the Music that Followed


That album was an outlet that helped me process the way I was feeling at my diagnosis. Because of Type 1 diabetes, I had a story to tell. READ MORE

Not Your Average Summer Camp


Not only did camp give me the tools and education to live a healthy, strong life with T1D, but it gave me the people who helped me stay strong; the people who have always had my back and lifted me up when I needed it. Diabetes camp gave me my family, and I am forever grateful.READ MORE