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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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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Adventuring with Bike Beyond!

Cassidy Robinson is a woman of adventure! She recently completed Bike Beyond and shared her journey with us in a three part series (check them out here: part 1, part 2 and part 3). But not only has she cycled across America, she has also driven across the country! Now she joins us to discuss all things adventure and…

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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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Adventuring with Emily – by Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson is a Kiwi adventurer extraordinaire who recently completed a self-powered trip (cycling, hiking, pack-rafting) from the top of New Zealand’s North Island to the bottom of its South Island for Diabetes Awareness Month. Beta Change is excited to celebrate amazing women with diabetes in honour of International Women’s Day 2018, and we are…

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Education Through the Airwaves – by Chipimo Chisanga

In some parts of the world, misinformation and misconceptions around diabetes is still very common. Our friend Chipimo from Zambia is tackling this by taking diabetes education to the airwaves through his very own radio show! Due to a growing and challenging population of diabetes in Zambia, being a diabetes advocate for type 1 diabetes makes life…

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Live1t Blue: Bilingual Empowerment! – by Daniela Rojas and Paula Chincilla

We first met the Daniela and Paula through our Minisode where they shared their insights and experiences of living with diabetes in Costa Rica. Now we will hear about why and how their awesome group, Live1tBlue came about and what they aim to achieve. True to their mission in delivering diabetes education and advocacy in English and Spanish, they…

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Live1tBlue – Empowering People with Diabetes in Costa Rica

Before we took a break to enjoy the end of year festivities, we spoke to two inspirational ladies who are on a mission to empower people living with diabetes in Costa Rica (and the world!). Daniela and Paula share their experiences of what it’s like to live with diabetes in Costa Rica and how Live1tBlue came about. …

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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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