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A Type 1 Perspective From Tanzania

A Type 1 Perspective From Tanzania

I do not think life with type 1 will ever be easy here. As a child with type 1 diabetes in Tanzania life is difficult due to lack of availability of personal glucose machines. Other supplies like urine strips are not found in many hospitals. Read more

Interview: Open Insulin

Interview: Open Insulin

Currently we’re working on a novel method to produce human insulin, which is not patented, and as far as I know is not patentable. There are variations on normal human insulin to make them longer or shorter acting, which involve very small changes to the sequence that codes for human insulin... Read more

Sweetness and Chaos: Diabetes in Two Worlds

Sweetness and Chaos: Diabetes in Two Worlds

While my parents were trying to make a living in the States, I spent my childhood years with my wonderful grandparents in an Indian village, a rural place that only showed up on Google Maps three years ago... Read more

A Reality Check Is Needed

A Reality Check Is Needed

Millions with diabetes are dying while global health community sits on the sidelines... Read more

A Battle for Insulin in South Africa

A Battle for Insulin in South Africa

After visiting the pharmacy for the first time this year for my diabetic supplies, I walked out thinking how fortunate I am to have medical aid covering my insulin and test strip while there are so many people worldwide who battle to afford their insulin... Read more

Tanzania, Type 1 and Privilege

Tanzania, Type 1 and Privilege

I am so lucky. I don’t think this is something that is written much here, but I am. Living here has made me realise this. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I had just accepted a teaching contract at an international school in Tanzania... Read more

Access to Health Care in the USA

In the US we are very lucky to have access to some of the best health care methods and technology in the world. I never have to worry about where my next pen of insulin will come from and I get to try out the latest tech and choose what works best for me, for the most part... Read more

What Happens to Diabetics During a Humanitarian Crisis?

What Happens to Diabetics During a Humanitarian Crisis?

The crisis in Syria has torn the country apart. According to the UN special envoy for Syria, an estimated 400,000 people have been killed in the past five years of civil war. We have also seen and read about thousands more deaths among those trying to cross the Mediterranean to safety. Read more

Type 1 in Sydney, NY, and Latin America

Type 1 in Sydney, NY, and Latin America

During my 16 years with type 1 diabetes I’ve experienced living and traveling with the condition all around North and Latin America. I witnessed the struggle for access to insulin in every country I visited. Here is a snapshot of my story. Read more

T1International in Kenya: Part 3

T1International in Kenya: Part 3

T1International recently had the opportunity to visit Kenya, and spent some time with our type 1 Global Advocate, Mbolonzi, who runs a non-profit called Diabetes Awareness Prevention and Management Kenya (DAPMK). We were lucky to join their meet up for people with diabetes. Read more