GLOBAL POSTCARDS

At Beta Change, we love hearing about what people are doing in their diabetes community to inspire others and to raise awareness of diabetes. Our Global Postcards aim to introduce these shining stars in the diabetes community and share their stories with you. Check out some of our past Global Postcards below.

October 29, 2019

As we approach World Diabetes Day, Alondra, the voice behind @type1latina, gets real with us about her experience as a woman of color living with multiple chronic conditions, including type 1 diabetes, Graves’ disease, and Hashimoto’s disease. Check out her postcard in...

September 23, 2019

Catch a glimpse of the #insulin4all movement in this Beta Change Global Postcard from NYC, where one of six vigils was held to remember people in the diabetes community who died because insulin was unaffordable - and to call for substantial overhaul (sometimes by liter...

September 22, 2019

Anđela Pantelić, from Belgrade, Serbia, has been living with type 1 diabetes for 15 years. Anđela is a 23-year-old student in her final year studying Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Singidunum University. Earlier this year, she started to work in Etiha...

September 16, 2019

Diabetes can be a blessing in disguise. For Aušra, she never thought that her son's type 1 diabetes diagnosis would lead to a small business that brings hope and positivity to the diabetes community. Read her story in English and Lithuanian.

Hello everyone! I am from Kl...

August 31, 2019

In Weronika's first Global Postcard, she wrote about Universal Health Coverage for World Health Day. Now she is sharing her story about moving with her now-husband from Warsaw to Brussels. Check out her story in English and Polish! 

In the summer of 2017, I was excited...

August 3, 2019

Bianca has only recently been diagnosed with diabetes, but you shouldn't underestimate her. Seeking to bust diabetes myths, she has taken to YouTube with her video to help fight diabetes stigma. We love her optimism and positive attitude to life with diabetes and can't...

July 24, 2019

Our next global postcard comes from Germany, where we hear Lea's story on her diagnosis and how she launched herself into diabetes advocacy. Check out her blog at Insulea and follow her on Instagram at @insulea.de! Lea shared her story with us both in English and...

July 21, 2019

In this Global Postcard, we hear from Hannah based in New Jersey who has recently taken over as the Executive Director of Penpals United. Here, she talks about what Penpals United is, how they started and some of their future plans. We're excited to keep supporting the...

July 7, 2019

There is a myth that exists around women with diabetes not being able to have a healthy baby, which makes stories like Kayla's all the more important. In this Global Postcard from Canada, Kayla shares the ups and downs on managing her pregnancy with type 1 diabetes....

June 16, 2019

Adam is a powerhouse of a diabetes advocate in China and we were lucky to meet him to learn more of his projects as part of the Medtronic Bakken Award earlier this year. Check out his story in English and in Chinese!

Hi, everyone. I am Rui Zhang from Beijing, China. I w...

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