Diabetes Care from an Australian First Nation Perspective – by Chris Lee

Much of this is based on my own journey and in observations and conversations with family, friends, and First Nations people I’ve encountered in my professional, personal and cultural lives. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes back in 2014, and it’s been a difficult journey to discover what my condition was, what it was…

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Fuelling Passions – by Shaina

Shaina Hatchell, BSN, RN, CDCES, is the author of Shia Learns and a recent Beta Change Minisode guest based in Washington, D.C. I am a strong believer that my talents and life story are not for me. There is triumph in speaking about my life and using what some may see as my pain to…

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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…

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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!

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I have diabetes; diabetes does not have me! – by Ian Tonge

In this global postcard, we hear from Ian who was diagnosed with diabetes when he was only two years old. Times has changed since then, and with that, diabetes management and technologies. Ian reflects on these changes and the big changes in his life that has brought him here. My name is Ian. I am…

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Annual Reports

Annual reports are a great way for us to reflect on our achievements and the work that we’ve done. They are also a great way for you to learn more about who we are, what we stand for and what we do. Check out our past annual reports below!

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Supporting Youth with Diabetes in Tanzania – George Kwayu

We actually first met George many years ago through a global diabetes program. Fast forward to January 2019, we’re hanging out at the Medtronic Bakken Honoree Invitation event in Hawaii! During this time, we got to share many more stories and the we heard the amazing work that George has accomplished and continues to do…

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Diabetes and Oral Health – by Daniel Vegh

Diabetes plays a key role in oral health, especially with the health of our gums. Therefore with World Oral Health Day landing on March 20th, we caught up with our superstar friend who gets very passionate on the topic of diabetes and oral health, Daniel Vegh to see what he’s been up to. Hi all! My name…

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