Diabetes Through Art | Diabetes a través del Arte – by Andrea

In Latin America and in my country, Mexico, there is a lot of misinformation, taboos, and a general lack of education about diabetes – just as it happens around the world. Thanks to this attitude in our society, shame and silence come hand in hand for many people with a diabetes diagnosis. The situation worsens…

Read More

Living with T1D & Insulin Allergy – by Annelieke

Dear Beta Change,  Do you know that song from the Miss USA pageants (“You’re one in a million” by Bosson)? Well, that’s sure how I felt when I was diagnosed with insulin allergy on top of having type 1 diabetes.  It’s a very rare condition, with only 0.1% of insulin-requiring people also living with an…

Read More

Minisode: Surfing the Waves with Diabetes

2017 Australian Long Board Surf Champion Ben Considine joined Fi and Ash to talk about his holistic approach to life, diabetes, and surfing! Watch the Minisode recap to learn about Ben’s roots in Victoria, Australia, how he manages traveling the world and surfing with type 1 diabetes, and how he balances life as a 23-year-old…

Read More

Overcoming Challenges with Diabetes – by Kamila

This year marks sixteen years since I was diagnosed with diabetes. I am now 32 years old, a teacher, the editor of Diastyl magazine – my country’s only diabetes magazine published by the IDF member organization VAZ Diabetiku Ceské Republiky – and above all, the mother of a two-year-old son.  I still remember the day…

Read More

Diabetes Care During COVID Times – by the Diabetes Community Care Team

The Diabetes Community Care Team (DCCT) is a nonprofit, pharmacist-operated diabetes clinic which increases opportunities for people living with diabetes to access medical care and education. Our Mission is to help people with all types of diabetes manage the challenges of living with a chronic disease and mitigate barriers to care including financial, psychological, and…

Read More

Minisode: Diabetes Education through “Shia Learns”

In this Minisode, Pei Yan catches up with Diabetes Educator, Shaina Hatchell, on her book “Shia Learns” that teaches kids about diabetes and getting to know the role of a diabetes educator. Check out the conversation below!

Read More

Dear friend, I will keep fighting for you – by Adrianna

Dear Friend,  I am writing this letter because I don’t feel ok about the injustice in this world and that my life is easier than yours. How is this, you ask?  We were both diagnosed 10 years ago with type 1 diabetes in Poland, our home country. We were 17 at the time. I remember…

Read More

Insulin Crisis in Iran – by Mahsa

I’m a 20-year-old girl and I was diagnosed in 2019 (just under a year and a half ago. I live in Tehran. I love dancing and singing. This year I’ve made lots of friends who also have diabetes, and reading English books is another interest that I’ve recently discovered.  It’s been a real tough year.…

Read More

Minisode: Talking About Diabetes in the Family Unit

Join Fi and Megan, two state winners of the Credentialed Diabetes Educators (CDE) of the year award in Australia as they chat about adapting life to a diabetes diagnosis within the family. Check it out below!

Read More

Nigeria Diabetes Online Community (NGDOC) and diabetes advocacy work in Nigeria and Africa – by Debbie Bunmi

In 2012, when there was a lot of uncertainty in Nigeria, seven undergraduates of a reputable university started a discussion in their dormitory about the state of healthcare and diabetes awareness in Nigeria. This led to the creation of the Nigeria Diabetes Online Community (NGDOC) in 2013. Just nine days after this official launch on…

Read More