Taking Action: Being A Diabetes Mom – by Areej Ashram

This Mother’s Day, we’re proud to feature a Global Postcard from Areej, a social worker and mother of two children with type 1 diabetes in Saudi Arabia. Check out her story about taking action as a diabetes mom in English and Arabic! في عيد الأم هذا ، نحن فخورين بتقديم بطاقة بريدية عالمية من أريج…

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The Divabetics!

In this Minisode, Ashley speaks with Fabiana about her diabetes advocacy work. In particular, how she helps other people with diabetes to celebrate and make the most out of life with diabetes through the Divabetic movement she founded in Brazil. Ps. we even have Portuguese subtitles for this video!

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The DiabetesSisters Minority Initiative – by Anna Norton

DiabetesSisters is an amazing non-profit to improve the health and quality of life of women living with diabetes. A large part of what they do is to provide emotional and peer support to members through their events, forums and meet ups. In this Global Postcard, Anna Norton, CEO of DiabetesSisters shares the importance of the…

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Diabetes Camps | Los campamentos de diabetes – by Franco Giraudo

There are some people whom you meet whose energy and passion just blows you away. Franco is one of those people. He uses his experience and medical knowledge to provide education and emotional support to people with diabetes and their families. He shared with us briefly in this video why diabetes camps will always hold a special…

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Live On. Give On. Dream On.

Earl Bakken was a dreamer, an achiever, the co-founder of Medtronic and the inventor of the first portable pacemaker. Years later, when he was due to receive his own second pacemaker, he marvelled at the extra life this piece of technology gave him. He thought about the other people around the world whose lives had…

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Our Diagnosis Story – by Shelsea Deng

Earlier this week we chatted with Shelsea from T1dLife. Here we share one of her most popular blog posts on Coral’s diabetes diagnosis. Shelsea’s story reminds us of the resilience that our parents show during our diagnosis and that diabetes doesn’t just impact those diagnosed with it, it affects the ones we love too. Thanks to Shelsea for letting…

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30 Years with Type 1 Diabetes – by Fi Scott

The theme for World Diabetes Day this year is Family. We know that diabetes doesn’t just impact us as a person; our friends and loved ones play a big role in our lives. This year marks a special one for Fi as she acknowledges 30 years of living with type 1 diabetes. We’re humbled to…

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Becoming A Firefighter with T1D – by Caitlin Willsher

For many of us, there must have been some part in our childhood where we dreamt of being a firefighter. For Caitlin in Australia, this dream was very real and she never let anything stand in her way – not even diabetes. Read her story to learn more about how she manages diabetes alongside firefighting! …

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An (Almost!) Adult’s Life with Diabetes – by Nicole Reed

Nicole joined us for her second Beta Change Minisode in early August. Check it out if you haven’t already! Below, Nicole outlines a few important themes when it comes to “adulting” with diabetes in college. Step ForwardDuring the fall of my freshman year in 2016, I established the NYU Chapter of the College Diabetes Network to foster,…

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