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Interviews

Global Advocacy Success Series: Lejla Druškić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Global Advocacy Success Series: Lejla Druškić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lejla Druškić, Global Advocate from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a fearless speaker. Since joining T1International’s Global Advocacy Network in July 2021, she has been an invited speaker at the 3rd annual Congress of Diabetologists and Endocrinologists of Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving as a patient representative on a panel of patients and healthcare providers. Read more

Global Advocacy Success Series: Zimbabwe #insulin4all

Global Advocacy Success Series: Zimbabwe #insulin4all

Established in 2021, the T1International Zimbabwe #insulin4all Chapter, led by Global Chapter Representative Laura Munyoro, has made significant strides in developing the structure of their advocacy network and taking action as community leaders. Read more

Global Advocacy Success Series: JohnPeter, Tanzania

Global Advocacy Success Series: JohnPeter, Tanzania

JohnPeter exemplifies the resilient spirit and patient perseverance that any lifelong advocate must have. He says, ''Being a Global Advocate with T1International has taught me the resilience to fight for what I believe in.'' Read more

Global Advocacy Success Series: Cyrine, Lebanon

Global Advocacy Success Series: Cyrine, Lebanon

T1International has provided tools and support to ensure Cyrine’s plans are detailed and realistic, and allowed her to connect with other advocates around the world who can offer support and guidance. Read more

No Blood Glucose Testing in Gaza

No Blood Glucose Testing in Gaza

"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

An Interview with Professor Jean-Claude Mbanya

Our trustee James Elliott was recently in the African nation of Cameroon. While at the University of Yaoundé, he had the opportunity to speak with Professor Jean Claude Mbanya, a leading voice for people with diabetes in Cameroon, Africa and the World. We hope you enjoy reading their conversation, which has been edited for length and clarity. 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

Advocacy with Outcomes in Fiji

Advocacy with Outcomes in Fiji

Shivanjani Iyer, a Young Leader in Diabetes from Fiji, is doing amazing things for people with type 1 diabetes there and advocating in a way that is seeing positive outcomes. Read more

Interview: Diabetes in Sierra Leone

The interview gives great insight into what people with diabetes and other health conditions in Medina, Sierra Leone face. Read more

Interview: Diabetes in the Dominican Republic

Insulin is accessible but expensive and some children do not get the appropriate treatment. I believe that AAV can be the mid-point between local medical care because our camps can offer diabetes education through an efficient continuous supervision of children living with diabetes. Read more