November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

We need you to help people better understand what it means to live with type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you have T1D, we invite you to use our unique DiaDigits calculator to demonstrate the tangible impact this disease has on your daily life. Calculate and share your personal DiaDigits.

Calculate your DiaDigits

As anyone living with T1D knows, it can feel like working a full-time job with no breaks, and no days off. Every day there are up to 300 life or death decisions to make about eating, activity, rest and more just to maintain blood glucose levels. It is a disease that requires constant management – and even with the most vigilant attention there can be life-threatening complications.

So much time is spent calculating carbohydrates, measuring blood glucose, and administering insulin. The DiaDigits tool helps you calculate that time in real numbers.

What would you do if you had that time back? Would you learn guitar? Study a new language? Maybe you would simply spend more time with your pet, family or friends.

Share your DiaDigits story. We want to know what a cure would mean to you, and what you would do if you had the time back spent managing your diabetes to do whatever you wanted.

Step 1: Calculate your personal DiaDigits

Step 2: Come back to this page to share your DiaDigits story and what a cure would mean to you.


We need to move beyond insulin and accelerate the pace of research towards cures. And for that, we need your help.