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The most important storytelling work right now at Diabadass is the American insulin crisis. After a bike touring trip for Miles of Portraits halfway around the world, I spent over 40 days in Bangalore, India deciding to remain there for the COVID-19 lockdown rather than flying home to New Jersey. One reason for staying was that I could go to the corner drug store or use an online pharmacist and get insulin for $19 USD per vial delivered with freeze packs within 24 hours.

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Beyond the close connections made with type 1 diabetics in India, thanks to a conference invitation from Dr. Apoorva (@t1d_fighter), I am constantly afraid to return to America because of personal barriers to access insulin.

America has made people living...

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2021 Diabadass Holiday Gift Guide: inspired and tested by badass diabetics

Uncategorized Dec 10, 2021

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Welcome to the first annual list of gear and gifts that are tested or designed by badass people living with diabetes. Every item is hand-picked with genuine care that is only available because of our member-supported community here at

Thank you again to all of our Founding Members who make it possible to spotlight talented creators in our collective space: we're on a holiday push to reach 100 founding members, click here to support this dream.

As the curator of this list (wave hello on Instagram: @erikdouds), you have my guarantee from my own 14+ years with type 1 diabetes, 10,000+ miles of cycling with #T1D former teammate Annalisa van den Bergh (@annalisavdbergh), 60+ stays in the homes of families impacted by diabetes, and the family...

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Hike With Team Diabadass | In The Wild Challenge #01 | Ends April 14th, 2021

Are you a Diabadass hiker? Good, we need your steps and miles for the first "Diabetes In The Wild" community challenge. Our team has partnered with Sydney Williams from Hiking My Feelings and Mike Joyce who is hiking the Continental Divide with type 1 diabetes.

Enter your email using the giveaway form below for a chance to win over a thousand dollars in gear from sponsors like Salomon, UST, Gossamer Gear, Revo sunglasses, Untapped Maple, and more.

You must join Team Diabadass on Kilter for certain grand prizes.

Take a Hike, Diabadass

Everyone who enters this In The Wild community challenge is given free access to the Take a Hike, Diabetes self-guided program.

Your answers to the questions such as what gear do you bring along or how do you find healing in nature are used to create community-inspired resources and worksheets. Thank you.

Some Tips for Hiking

  • Start small and then build up
  • Set a timer on your phone during hikes to check your blood sugar, stop for water,...
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