Hope for Venezuela #VenezeulaSinInsulina – by María Inés Garriga

María Inés Garriga is a professional systems engineer and has worked in education for many years. She uses social media to engage with the diabetes online community (#DOC) and advocate for people with diabetes in Venezuela, where the country is in an ongoing economic crisis. Read her story in English and Spanish. My family and…

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An (Almost!) Adult’s Life with Diabetes – by Nicole Reed

Nicole joined us for her second Beta Change Minisode in early August. Check it out if you haven’t already! Below, Nicole outlines a few important themes when it comes to “adulting” with diabetes in college. Step ForwardDuring the fall of my freshman year in 2016, I established the NYU Chapter of the College Diabetes Network to foster,…

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Creating Superheroes – by Carrie Hetherington

We first heard from Carrie talking about her first book for children with type 1 diabetes. Now she’s back with a second book and here Carrie gives us a sneak peek with what to expect and how she is giving back to the diabetes community with the proceeds of her book. I have type 1 diabetes,…

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Giving Back with DrugStars – by Nete Holm

At Beta Change, we’re constantly inspired by stories of people doing awesome things. Nete shares with us that you don’t need to hold positions of responsibility to do awesome things in the diabetes community. Through DrugStars, she’s found a way to give back to her diabetes community! Since 2012 I’ve been really active in the Danish diabetes…

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World Health Day: Universal Health Coverage – by Elizabeth Rowley

7th April marks World Health Day and this year, the focus is on Universal Health Coverage. Elizabeth Rowley, founder and director of T1International talks about why the universal health coverage movement is important for people living with type 1 diabetes. Universal Health Coverage Day, marked annually on 12 December, is the rallying point for the…

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Three Things I Took Away From Bike Beyond: Part 3 – by Cassidy Robinson

Welcome back as we follow Cassidy through her journey with Bike Beyond. Check out Part 1 of her story here and Part 2 here. You never forget the first time you feel ‘normal’. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was two years old. It’s the only life I know and I’ve lived a very normal, middle-class,…

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Three Things I Took Away From Bike Beyond: Part 2 – by Cassidy Robinson

Welcome back as we follow Cassidy through her journey with Bike Beyond. Check out Part 1 here and Part 3 here. Endurance athletics don’t necessarily mean low blood sugar or less insulin. I’ve always been an active person, but I’ve never taken on an endurance activity that lasted more than a few days. Before the trip started I assumed (with…

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Three Things I Took Away From Bike Beyond: Part 1 – by Cassidy Robinson

On World Diabetes Day, Beyond Type 1 gave us a sneak peak of the Bike Beyond documentary that will hit the screens in 2018. Our friend Cassidy Robinson took part in Bike Beyond shares some insights from her adventures with us in this three part series. Check out Part 2 and Part 3. This summer, I spent 10 weeks living on a…

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My Beta Change Minisode Experience – by Lisa Hynes

What is it like to do a Minisode with Beta Change? We ask Dr. Lisa Hynes who joined us in a past Minisode to talk about Psychology and Diabetes alongside her research about her experience.  I always LOVE speaking with the wonderful Katie Doyle, who made my first terrifying Minisode experience a total pleasure. In fact, the…

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