The Diabetes Online Community, COVID-19 and Ramadan – by Heba Ismail

How does being a pharmacist impact your own diabetes management? Heba Ismail who is a pharmacist living with type 1 diabetes in the UAE shares her story. During this time of COVID-19 and Ramadan, Heba also reminds us that we are never alone in our diabetes management, especially with the diabetes online community. We are…

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Living with MODY3 – Part 2 by Nadia Milojevic

In this two part global postcard, Nadia shares her MODY3 diagnosis with us. In Part 1, she talks about her initial diagnosis and the challenges she faced trying to find the right management for her. Part 2 sees Nadia moving to Italy and having to self-advocate for her own medical needs. Want to find out…

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Living with MODY3 – Part 1 by Nadia Milojevic

Over the last few years, we are hearing more about various types of diabetes apart from the usual type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. In our two part global postcard, Nadia shares her MODY 3 diagnosis story. What is MODY 3? Check this link out to find out more. For part 2 of the…

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Diabetes: Recognising the LGBTQIA+ experience – by Edwin Pascoe

Edwin is a registered nurse and credentialed diabetes educator who is focusing on diabetes care in LGBTQIA+ communities. In this Global Postcards, he shares where the passion for this topic came about and why research into this area is so important. I don’t have diabetes but describe myself as a person running away from type…

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Changing Diabetes through New Advocacy – by AcT1ve Diabetes

The members of ACT1VE Diabetes share how they completed a challenging task in 2019 to define and present ways life with diabetes can be improved in the Philippines! Read their story in English and Tagalog: Read in English:  It all started with a message from Dr. Francis Pasaporte, Director of the Rainbow Camp, inviting young…

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Diabetes & Hashimoto’s – by Alondra Zambrano

As we approach World Diabetes Day, Alondra, the voice behind @type1latina, gets real with us about her experience as a woman of color living with multiple chronic conditions, including type 1 diabetes, Graves’ disease, and Hashimoto’s disease. Check out her postcard in English and Spanish! Read in English: I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 19 years, since…

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#insulin4all

Catch a glimpse of the #insulin4all movement in this Beta Change Global Postcard from NYC, where one of six vigils was held to remember people in the diabetes community who died because insulin was unaffordable – and to call for substantial overhaul (sometimes by literally calling Lilly’s ethics hotline to report a violation) of the pricing of crucial…

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Anđela’s sweet life & travelling with diabetes – by Anđela Pantelić

Anđela Pantelić, from Belgrade, Serbia, has been living with type 1 diabetes for 15 years. Anđela is a 23-year-old student in her final year studying Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Singidunum University. Earlier this year, she started to work in Etihad Airways as Contact Center Agent for Spanish-speaking clients. Anđela has visited 30 countries so…

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Small business serves diabetes community in Lithuania – by Aušra Gaudiesiene

Diabetes can be a blessing in disguise. For Aušra, she never thought that her son’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis would lead to a small business that brings hope and positivity to the diabetes community. Read her story in English and Lithuanian. Hello everyone! I am from Klaipeda, Lithuania. My family’s journey with type 1 diabetes started two…

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Moving From Poland To Belgium With Type 1 Diabetes – by Weronika Burkot

In Weronika’s first Global Postcard, she wrote about Universal Health Coverage for World Health Day. Now she is sharing her story about moving with her now-husband from Warsaw to Brussels. Check out her story in English and Polish!  In the summer of 2017, I was excited and a bit stressed at the same time: I was…

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