Minisode: Diabetes Care in Kyrgyzstan

In this minisode, Ashley chats with Valeriia, an endocrinologist and professor at the International Higher School of Medicine in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as they discuss access to insulin and diabetes management tools, the impact of COVID-19 on higher education teaching, and other topics around diabetes care and education. Check it out below!

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Finding Diabetes Support Through Art & Positivity – by Suzy

Suzy is an artist and painter from Moscow who wrote to us about how she sees her life with diabetes through the lens of her sketches – and how much the diabetes online community means to her! We’re excited to share her postcard in English and Russian. Be sure to check out her work on…

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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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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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#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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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 Abroad with Type 1 Diabetes

Mary Shi joins us this International Women’s Day to chat about her experiences of moving from China to Paris to complete her PhD. Here, we talk about the challenges and success in adjusting to a different culture, language and healthcare system.

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Everesting For Life – by Neil McLagan

Neil is passionate about showing diabetes who’s boss! Always the adventurer, he’s always about chasing the next challenge. Recently he’s combined these adventures with raising awareness and funds for diabetes! Hear about his upcoming adventure to raise funds for Insulin For Life. My name is Neil McLagan and I live in Perth, Western Australia. I…

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Spare A Rose, Save A Child – by Renza Scibilia and Chris Aldred

At Beta Change, we believe that diabetes should not be a barrier to living our best lives. Sadly, the reality is that type 1 diabetes is still a considered a death sentence for those living in developing countries where families choose between insulin and food. While organisations such as T1International fight for global insulin access for all,…

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Prepare, Smile and Ask for Help – by Tessa Dinnes

We met Tess at the Australian HealtheVoices Conference in October 2018. After hearing her story and what she does, we were absolutely blown away with her positivity, energy and determination. So of course we had to share it here!  I’m Tess, soon-to-be 25 (whoa!), and I live on the Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia. I…

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