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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Diabetes Emergency Kits – Part 2

Welcome back to our Diabetes Emergency Kit series. In Part 1, we talked about the importance of being prepared with a day-to-day emergency kit. Now we will look at preparing for a natural disaster or an emergency event. Click here to revisit Part 1, check out Part 3 here and click here to check out our Virtual Roundtable on…

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Diabetes Emergency Kits – Part 1

The Beta Change team held a Virtual Roundtable in October to discuss diabetes emergency kits. It was a conversation that was thought-provoking, funny (Ash keeps life-saving lipstick in hers…), and honest. Our Emergency Kit Expert, Fi, has written a 3-part series on the Beta Change Blog to expand on the Roundtable discussion. Read on for more and…

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Diabetes and Eating Disorders

In our most recent Minisode, we spoke with Georgie Peters, who is the Australian manager of Diabetes Eating Disorder Awareness. Georgie shares her insights on disordered eating and diabetes, particularly raising awareness on the warning signs and where to access support and help. Do you feel there are enough resources available to help people with diabetes…

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Diabetes Emergency Kits

In light of recent natural disasters and crazy things happening around the world, the team at Beta Change wanted to know how you prepare for these events. In this Virtual Roundtable, we chat about what events we will prepare an diabetes emergency kits and what’s in them apart from lipsticks… What’s in your diabetes emergency kit and…

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Little Lisette – by Carrie Hetherington

Welcome to our second Global Postcard! Today we’re hearing from Carrie Hetherington from New Zealand and how she made living with diabetes a positive journey through being a fierce diabetes advocate.  I too, like many others, have an annoying cloud called diabetes hanging over my head. It just floats around like my useless pancreas. But yes,…

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