People with diabetes

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Type 1 diabetes paediatric care challenge in Bolivia

Children and young people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Bolivia, a country situated in the heart of South America, have limited access to care, insulin, and supplies including glucometers, test strips, and syringes for injecting insulin.

Diabetes Distress:a real and normal part of diabetes

Living successfully with type 1 or type 2 diabetes requires the very large task of managing a serious chronic condition.  The tasks associated with diabetes can be complex and demanding and most people in their life journey with diabetes report great frustration with the burden of the disease.

#WeAreNotWaiting: type 1 diabetes community leads innovation for optimal freedom

Type 1 diabetes is a relentless 24-7 condition to manage. With access to better technology and high volumes of data many people with diabetes are becoming data rich. However, access to device data and analyses are restricted by the diabetes device providers and the wider healthcare industry.

Voices of diabetes: where I find the best information about living with diabetes

A good part of living with diabetes well is getting connected to sources of information that are reliable and relevant. For most people who develop type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, that first source of information comes from the diabetes specialist or healthcare provider at diagnosis.

How does the cost of diabetes affect me and my family?

People with diabetes incur medical costs that can range anywhere from 2 to 5 times greater than people living without diabetes. The extent to which they have to bear these costs or a proportion of them themselves will depend upon the health system where they live and receive care.

Refugee report: Living with diabetes in war

Diabetes can be difficult in normal situations, but it becomes a real challenge during war. War deeply affects the lives of people with diabetes.

For all types of diabetes, one common goal: healthy eating

In the following headlines, diabetes is mentioned, but what type is being discussed exactly? Given that there are different types of diabetes, how does the general public understand the difference when no distinction is made?

Hypoglycaemia, a global cause for concern

Hypoglycaemia in diabetes is often considered to be relevant only to those with type 1 diabetes T1D. Evidence has long been available that hypoglycaemia occurs in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) using sulphonylureas.

Having fun in a safe and educational environment

Worldwide, thousands of children living with type 1 diabetes participate in residential and day camps giving them the opportunity to fulfill a recreational, educational, and social need. Camp provides a safe and productive framework to manage diabetes in a fun and active environment. Successful diabetes camps are built upon solid diabetes education and management, qualified medical staff and purposeful camp activities.

Apoyo para soportar los altibajos de la vida universitaria en los EEUU

Equilibrar los rigores de la vida universitaria y la diabetes tipo 1 puede resultar difícil si no se cuenta con el apoyo adecuado. Es emocionante lograr dar el paso desde la vida en el hogar hacia la nueva independencia durante la universidad, pero, cuando se tiene diabetes tipo 1, también exige el compromiso de dar prioridad a la salud y al bienestar.

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