The Power of Sharing Stories

Every person experiences the world in a different way, and each story provides a new and unique perspective to the world we live in. As members of Beta Change, we often hear people with diabetes say that living with this condition can be isolating and lonely – until they meet someone else living with diabetes…

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Supporting Youth with Diabetes in Tanzania – George Kwayu

We actually first met George many years ago through a global diabetes program. Fast forward to January 2019, we’re hanging out at the Medtronic Bakken Honoree Invitation event in Hawaii! During this time, we got to share many more stories and the we heard the amazing work that George has accomplished and continues to do…

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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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