It is World Diabetes Day (WDD), which is the highlight of Diabetes Awareness Month. We asked our supporters if this month was a time of celebration or mourning. Most chose celebration, but quite a few chose mourning. It was a bit of a trick question to be honest, as most of us will have a mix of emotions today.
Diabetes entered in my life when I was 7 years old It was my first year in school and at the time, I was living in a small town in the southwestern part of Eastern Siberia. I consider myself lucky: my mother is a doctor and for me the transition to my new life went quite smoothly. It is only now that I understand that our family avoided many dangerous myths. Read more
"We live in a dangerous area, so it's hard to be in a good mood. There are wars, so I always trying not to be scared when I hear bombs." – Deema, living with type 1 diabetes in Gaza Read more
Sadly, in India diabetes is considered a flaw and it is a big taboo, especially for women. It is a disease that raises innumerable questions by those in society. Women have not just had a hard time with access to insulin and affordable healthcare, but they have also faced discrimination due to the society we live in.
My reality as a type 1 diabetic is undoubtedly tough, living in a remote, developing nation. I’ve rationed insulin and testing strips on multiple occasions, not knowing when exactly I’ll have access to these essential supplies... Read more
To make a difference in all of these areas, I have founded The Diabetes Ambassadors Program (DAP). Our mission is to raise awareness about diabetes and our vision is to live a healthy and a productive life with diabetes. Most importantly, we wish to empower people with diabetes. Read more
Sixteen organisations have signed an open letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the incoming Director-General of the World Health Organization. The letter, penned by T1International, praises his attention to diabetes and requests that more focus is put on access to insulin and treatment for everyone living with diabetes around the world. Read more
Thailand is known worldwide for many things: smiles, temples, incredible food, beautiful scenery, and healthcare. Many people from all over the world travel to Thailand for cheap, high quality surgeries. While traveling in Thailand for a month, we wanted to learn about the lesser-known side of healthcare for diabetics, and what management is like for people with type 1 diabetes there... Read more
Last February, I had the opportunity to leave my rural Cheshire home for a week to travel to Moscow. While there, I met with 3 women with diabetes. We shared stories and compared experiences, and my eyes were opened to the vastly different challenges that they face. Read more
T1International is advocating for insulin and other vital diabetes supplies to be made available for everyone with diabetes through their Type 1 Diabetes Access Charter. Read more