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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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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Finishing University

We welcome back our returning guest Nicole Reed for her third Minisode. Nicole is the founder of a chapter of The College Diabetes Network (NYU Chapter of College Diabetes Network) and as she gets ready to tackle her final year at NYU, she chats with Ashley about preparing for the big wide world!

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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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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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Igniting My Diabetes Advocacy Fire – by Bianca Grima

Bianca has only recently been diagnosed with diabetes, but you shouldn’t underestimate her. Seeking to bust diabetes myths, she has taken to YouTube with her video to help fight diabetes stigma. We love her optimism and positive attitude to life with diabetes and can’t wait to see where her diabetes advocacy takes her. My name is…

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My Diabetes Advocacy Journey – by Lea Raak

Our next global postcard comes from Germany, where we hear Lea’s story on her diagnosis and how she launched herself into diabetes advocacy. Check out her blog at Insulea and follow her on Instagram at @insulea.de! Lea shared her story with us both in English and German – enjoy! I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes while I was an exchange student…

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