Mini Postcards from AADE in Houston

Last month, Beta Change were lucky to receive sponsorship from Roche Diabetes Care and AADE to have a booth in the inaugural Peer Support Communities Corner at the 2019 AADE conference in Houston, Texas. We were incredibly humbled to be alongside superstars like We Are Diabetes, College Diabetes Network, Just a Little Suga’, Diabetes Sisters, DiaTribe, Children with Diabetes, Diabulimia Helpline, DiabetesMine and Tidepool. Throughout the…

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Living with Hope

In our last blog post, we talked about the importance of sharing stories. Recently, I attended a momentous diabetes event that reminded about the significance of this. During National Diabetes Week in Australia every year, the Kellion Victory Medal acknowledges and celebrates a special milestone for people who have been living with type 1 diabetes for…

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The Power of Sharing Stories

Every person experiences the world in a different way, and each story provides a new and unique perspective to the world we live in. As members of Beta Change, we often hear people with diabetes say that living with this condition can be isolating and lonely – until they meet someone else living with diabetes…

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Live On. Give On. Dream On.

Earl Bakken was a dreamer, an achiever, the co-founder of Medtronic and the inventor of the first portable pacemaker. Years later, when he was due to receive his own second pacemaker, he marvelled at the extra life this piece of technology gave him. He thought about the other people around the world whose lives had…

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30 Years with Type 1 Diabetes – by Fi Scott

The theme for World Diabetes Day this year is Family. We know that diabetes doesn’t just impact us as a person; our friends and loved ones play a big role in our lives. This year marks a special one for Fi as she acknowledges 30 years of living with type 1 diabetes. We’re humbled to…

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Diabetes and Travel

Written by Fiona Scott. Travelling to far away places, learning about new cultures, or relaxing in an exotic location are things many of us dream about, and for those of us who are lucky enough to do it, the key to a great vacation is planning. Travelling with type 1 diabetes involves a little more…

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Diabetes Camp

For people with diabetes, diabetes camps hold a special place in our hearts. If you need proof, check out our Global Postcard video! Members of the Beta Change team recently talked about what camp means to us.  As Steph so eloquently put it, “camp is a magical playground that encourage and empowers all those involved.”…

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Insulin for Life – saving lives around the world

At Beta Change, we are passionate about supporting organisations that are making a difference in the diabetes community. One such organisation we support is Insulin for Life – a not-for-profit that planted its humble roots in Australia. To date, Insulin for Life Australia has been honoured with several  international awards, including The International Diabetes Federation…

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Diabetes Emergency Kits – Part 3

Welcome back to the final part of our Diabetes Emergency Kit series. So far, we have covered the importance of a day-to-day emergency kit in Part 1 as well as a larger kit for a natural disaster or an emergency event in Part 2. In the final part of our series, we will talk about access to diabetes medication and…

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