Insulin for Life – saving lives around the world

At Beta Change, we are passionate about supporting organisations that are making a difference in the diabetes community. One such organisation we support is Insulin for Life – a not-for-profit that planted its humble roots in Australia. To date, Insulin for Life Australia has been honoured with several  international awards, including The International Diabetes Federation…

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Giving Back with DrugStars – by Nete Holm

At Beta Change, we’re constantly inspired by stories of people doing awesome things. Nete shares with us that you don’t need to hold positions of responsibility to do awesome things in the diabetes community. Through DrugStars, she’s found a way to give back to her diabetes community! Since 2012 I’ve been really active in the Danish diabetes…

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Overcoming Discrimination and Bullying – by Yemurai Machirori

Not all heroes wear capes. Some overcome discrimination and bullying to pursue their dreams and graduate from college like our dear friend, Yemurai! My name is Yemurai Machirori and I am 24 years old and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in September 2004, a month before my 12th birthday. I was born in…

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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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AADE 17

A couple of weeks have flown by since the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting. I’ve been taking this time to reflect on the busy few days that was AADE17, which was filled with many new learnings and plenty of networking. Here are my main summary points from the conference. Don’t forget to check…

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Diabetes Technology and the Privilege Bubble

The diabetes world is at odds. Diabetes technology is improving at a rapid rate and the hunt is always on for new gadgets. But there others who still struggle to afford basic needs such as insulin. How do we manage this and make the diabetes space an even playing field? Here, we chat to Renza Scibilia,…

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Access to Medication: What can we do to help?

Access to insulin is a matter of life or death for people with diabetes. Join us as we chat with Elizabeth Rowley, founder of T1International about Access to Medications about what the problem is, what needs to be done to resolve it and how T1International is doing just that. 

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