Liz Cambron-Kopco, PhD, Content Manager


Liz has been living with type 2 diabetes since 2014, but grew up surrounded by it as a first-generation Mexican-American. With a bug for research, Liz pursued a PhD in molecular biology and spent her early career studying insulin signaling in invertebrates to understand how insects’ tiny little bodies work. Along with advocating for women and girls in STEM, Liz shares her personal journey with diabetes on her social media platforms to help teach people to become their own advocates. Her passion for advocacy led her to join the Beyond Type 1 team. When she’s not advocating, Liz enjoys hiking with her husband and their terrier/schnauzer mixed pup Burberry.


Written by Liz

What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Weighed At The Doctor

Dread stepping on the scale at your doctor appointment? You don’t have to. Here’s how to ask to not be weighed and what to focus on instead.MORE

Diabetes Is Just Another Adventure

Nalini has always enjoyed a good adventure and hike, but a diabetes diagnosis wasn’t an adventure she expected. MORE

Benefits of Using a Dexcom G7 CGM During Pregnancy

Managing diabetes during pregnancy can be tough, but Dexcom Chief Operating Officer Jake Leach shares how a CGM can help.MORE

Driving with Diabetes: Guide for Truck + Delivery Drivers

If you’re a delivery or truck driver and recently diagnosed with diabetes, here’s how to continue safely driving with diabetes.MORE

Self-Advocacy Cards For Your Next Doctor Appointment

Need help advocating for yourself during doctor appointments? Here are some cards you can use to help address your concerns with a doctor.MORE

There’s A Life Outside of Being Limited By Diabetes

After a diagnosis with type 2 diabetes, Ti strives to find a balance between being safe and living her life the way she wants.MORE

Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drugs Makes Diabetes Products More Affordable

Mark Cuban's Cost Plus Drugs Company just announced that they offer Janssen's Invokana, Invokamet and Invokamet XR for type 2 diabetes.MORE

Diabetes Organizations For Underserved Communities

Finding organizations and services that cater to people with diabetes from marginalized communities shouldn’t be hard—here's a start.MORE

What to Expect As A New Diabetes Caregiver

No one expects a loved one to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Here’s what you can expect when caring for someone living with diabetes. MORE

What to Expect After Your Diabetes Diagnosis

A diagnosis of diabetes is NOT your fault. Here’s what you can expect when you didn’t expect to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. MORE

Serena’s Story: 5-Year Misdiagnosis + Living With Diabetic Retinopathy

After being misdiagnosed with type 1, Serena went blind with diabetic retinopathy. Read her inspiring story!MORE

Blood-Sugar-Friendly Holiday Swaps + Tips

The holidays are meant to be enjoyed! Here are some tips for making recipes more diabetes-friendly or keeping them the way grandma intended.MORE

This New App is Designed to Make Tracking Your Insulin Easier

If you use Lilly brand insulin, this new connected platform is designed to make tracking your diabetes data a lot easier. MORE

2022 Diabetes Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a gift for a loved one with diabetes? Our 2022 holiday guide is here to help!MORE

Life with Diabetes Complications: I Wish I’d Known This Would Happen

For years, Fabian didn’t have the resources or tools to manage his type 2 diabetes. Now, he’s navigating life with complications.MORE
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Similar Signs, Different Diabetes: When Type 2 is Actually Type 1

Dex Gerald was misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes when he actually had type 1 diabetes. This is how his self-advocacy changed his diabetes story (for the better)!MORE

Questions to Ask Before Starting New Medications

Starting a new medication can be a tough decision but asking your provider the right questions can help you feel empowered in your decision.MORE

How More Data Leads to Changes in Diabetes Management

Learn how using a digital platform with your diabetes management routine can help you reach your blood sugar goals and save time.MORE

How to Calculate + Use Time-in-Range with a BGM

Time-in-range isn’t just for CGM users. Here is how to calculate your TIR with a BGM to help you reach your diabetes management goals.MORE

Checking Your Blood Sugar: Picking the Right Method

Use this guide to help you pick whether a blood glucose meter or continuous glucose monitor is best for you. MORE

Diabetes Management Platforms 101

No more showing up to doctor appointments empty handed! Diabetes management platforms streamline the process of diabetes data logging, which can save you time and effort in your daily routine. Here’...MORE

Living With Type 2 Diabetes + Complications: “I am a person first”

Can you prevent developing complications from diabetes? Veronica Brady, CDCES, shares diabetes complication warning signs and prevention tips.MORE

CGM Shopping Guide

There are several continuous glucose monitors on the market with unique features. Use this guide to pick the right one for you!MORE

Why I’ll Never Go Back to Pricking My Finger

Checking our blood sugar levels can be a real pain in the finger. Here’s why I’ll never go back to checking the old way!MORE

What is the Health at Every Size Movement?

Is being thin and small the only way to be healthy? The Health at Every Size movement says no! A person's weight doesn't define them.MORE

Yes, I Have Low Blood Sugars with Type 2 Diabetes

Living with type 2 diabetes has its ups and its downs, including having low blood sugar. We also experience lows!MORE

Stop the Stigma: Using Insulin is Not a Failure

Insulin is a life-saving drug, yet many people with type 2 diabetes are shamed for using it. The stigma needs to stop.MORE

Mounjaro Allowed Me to Participate More in Life

Mounjaro is a new medication for treating type 2 diabetes. Read the results one patient achieved during clinical trials.MORE

How Insulin Got My Health Where it Needed to Be

Diabetes can be overwhelming, especially when managing day-to-day tasks. Insulin can help improve your quality of life.MORE

Weight Management + Type 2 Diabetes: Using Compassion, Medicine and Surgery

Weight loss has several benefits for people with type 2 diabetes. However, it isn’t always easy to achieve through only lifestyle changes.MORE

The Future of Insulin—Will It Be Affordable for the People Who Need It?

Research is showing promising advancements with new weekly oral and injectable insulins—but will they actually be affordable?MORE

Reaching Everyone—Health Disparities in Physical Activity

People living with diabetes are told to just exercise more to better manage their diabetes. Here is why it's not that simple. MORE

Race, Racism, and Diabetes Research

Diabetes care and research is still drastically impacted by racist practices. It’s time to call the racism out. MORE

Diabetes Standards of Care Updated for Preventing or Delaying Type 2 Diabetes

The ADA has updated the standards of care to include recommendations that focus on preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes and its associated complications.MORE
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Community Interviews: Overcoming Fear of Insulin Injections

Switching to insulin injections can be scary. We talked with the diabetes community about overcoming their fears of insulin injections. MORE
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Research Suggests Changing Treatment Approach for Type 2 Diabetes 

With more medication and technology available for treating type 2 diabetes, it's about time more providers make better use of them. MORE

Mounjaro Shows Multiple Benefits for Type 2 Diabetes Management

New, FDA-approved Mounjaro shows promising results for improving several aspects of type 2 diabetes management. MORE

How to Get Over the Fear of Insulin Injections

Taking insulin to manage your diabetes can sound scary, but here are tips on how to get over fears of injections to live your fullest life.MORE
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Diabetes Game-Changer: A Once-Weekly Insulin

The development of a once-weekly insulin could simplify diabetes management for those with type 1 and type 2.MORE

Coverage of Dexcom G6 CGM Now Improved with TRICARE

TRICARE healthcare members can now receive the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) under pharmacy benefits.MORE

Mental Health Care for All

Health care is a human right. That’s why affordable, accessible and equitable mental health support matters.MORE

Why Going to Therapy is Giving Yourself the Chance You Deserve

Taking care of your physical health is a no-brainer for a person with diabetes. But mental health can often be overlooked. MORE

Using LibreView With the FreeStyle Libre CGM

Now that you have a FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor, here is how to see and understand your data using the desktop application LibreView.MORE

How to Use the Dexcom G6 CLARITY App

Now that you have a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, here is how to see and understand your data using the CLARITY mobile and desktop applications.MORE

The Rise of Prediabetes Diagnoses

There has been an increase in the number of people diagnosed with prediabetes. We spoke with Dr. Mayer B. Davidson to learn why.MORE

(Un)doing Diabetes Stigmas and Changing Public Perception

Here, we take a look at the public perception of diabetes and the way people with diabetes treat each other.MORE

Saving Time and Money With a Virtual Diabetes Clinic

Waiting rooms and long lines may now be a thing of the past for people living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. MORE

Troubleshooting 101 for Continuous Glucose Monitors

Ever have your continuous glucose monitor stop working or fall off? Here are some tips and tricks you need to know about troubleshooting your CGM.MORE

FreeStyle Libre 2 Now More Easily Accessible for Military Members Through TRICARE

Military members with TRICARE now have easier access to Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2 continuous glucose monitor (CGM).MORE

Diabetes Inspired Me to be a Health Coach

Liz Cambron is a Beachbody coach and a Ph.D. candidate for cellular biology. Read how diabetes helped her heal her relationship with food and help others.MORE