In the summer 2017, the non-profit Beyond Type 1 put together a team of 20 people with type 1 diabetes from around to world to bike from New York to San Francisco over 10 weeks in an effort to raise money and, more importantly, awareness for what it means to live with type 1.
This is the beginning of a series where I interview members of Team Bike Beyond to figure out what compelled them to sign up for this team and how the journey has changed them since.
This first episode is with...
Most of the dialogue about type 1 diabetes is between people who have it, but what about those close to us who are affected by T1D too, the endearingly nicknamed “Type 3s?” In the third show from Beta Cell, The 3s offers the opportunity for them to join the conversation too in one-on-one interviews with the T1D in their life.
In this episode, Craig (T1D) interviews his friend Venus after she wore a Dexcom for 20 days about the surprising, and not so surprising, things she learned along the...
As a 38 year old triathlete, Dave was confused when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just days after completing the 2009 New York City Marathon. Fast forward six years later, after finally being diagnosed correctly, Dave found support from the Type One Run community to help conquer the real dangers of exercising—and living—with type 1.
As a kid, Jasmine hid the fact that she had T1D. She wasn't ashamed or afraid of being judged but was doing it so that other people wouldn't worry about her. She acted like she didn't have T1D so that her friends and family wouldn't be burdened by her disease too. Her management suffered because of this until college, when she had to show three months of good control in order to get approved for an insulin pump. While she's maintained good control since then, she's rebuilt the trust between...
After being diagnosed with T1D at 25 years old, Deanna had to figure out how to make it fit into her life of dance and fitness. She talks about finding a nurse who won’t hold her back, telling her coworkers about her T1D, and competing in a Tough Mudder race just months after diagnosis. Teaching Zumba provided her an outlet for comping with T1D, which informed her PhD research: she studies how dance can assist young girls with body image and self-esteem issues.
Will Pericak of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Jordan Morris MLS player on the Seattle Sounders talk about not letting T1D stop them from playing and excelling at the sports they love. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell.
Blogger and playwright Jessie Bear talks about how an initial diagnosis with type 2 diabetes 2 ½ years ago has taken her on a journey of self-discovery, self-love, and even self-loathing. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell.
On World Diabetes Day this special “T1D Looks Like Me” episode of Beta Cell, features JDRF Chief Mission Officer, Aaron Kowalski talking about the differences between type 1 and type 2, the past and future of insulin, and promising research for all types of diabetes. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell podcast.
In this first special “T1D Looks Like Me” episode of Beta Cell, Greg and Kristina Dooley, proud parents of six year old triplets, share their story of finding the right school for one of their daughters, Isabella, who is living with type 1 diabetes. This podcast is a partnership between JDRF and Beta Cell podcast.
For National Diabetes Awareness Month, Beta Cell has partnered with JDRF to produce a 4-part "T1D Looks Like Me" podcast series. Every Monday this month we’ll release a new episode on a different topic and JDRF will post additional resources and materials on their website to go along with it. Here's a preview of what's in store.