Share your story

1/3/19
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Share your story with the Beyond Type 2 community! Your story contributes perspective + depth to our community. Use the form at the bottom of this page to submit. Questions? Contact hello@beyondtype2.org.

Type 2 diabetes impacts people — patients, caregivers, researchers, neighbors, classmates, colleagues — in many ways. Your voice, your experience or your life hack will inspire someone else along their journey. Thank you for sharing with the Type 2 community; we can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

Personal Story Writing Tips + Tricks 

The Story

  • Pick a focus – decide what makes your story stand out from other stories. (Do you have a special skill or have had a unique experience that you want to share?)
  • Choose an exciting incident  After you have a focus in theme, (e.g. skateboarding, music, fundraising, insurance management, motherhood, etc.) think of an experience involving that subject matter. Describe a specific event or moment that impacted you and changed the way you or others think.
  • Word Count: 600-1200

Please include:

  • Bio: 3-5 sentences (your location, interests, any fun facts and your relationship to T2D).
  • Photos: 3-5 high resolution photographs (at least one headshot for your bio).
  • Connect your story to social media – Include any social media accounts (Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blog, etc.) so others can follow you and see what you’re all about!)
  • Prepare a description of your article for the social media platforms you use and would like to share your story on. (For example, write a tweet or brief Facebook message that explains your piece, so when your story goes live on our platforms, you’re ready to share it on yours as well.)

Submit your story in the form below!

 

Contributing Clinical Content

Are you a doctor, diabetes educator, nutritionist, personal trainer, technophile or simply an expert in a specific field? We are always sourcing compelling content for the Type 2 community that addresses health and wellbeing, which may include anything from mental health and the physical sciences to hacks in technology and product review. If you are a trained specialist, tell us how you help others in your field.

The Story

  • Topic – What will be the subject of your writing? (This will be your title.)
  • Credentials – List all certifications and relative experience. What makes you the expert?
  • Research – Additional research may be required beyond your expertise, so be sure to have accurate information from reputable sources. (Be sure to cite these sources.)
  • Make an outline – Think of your story in terms of categories with subcategory information, (lists where appropriate can help organize your thoughts).
  • Write an opening – This should be approximately a paragraph and detail what you’ll cover in the piece. Have it include a “thesis-like” statement of intent so there are no surprises for the reader.
  • Word Count: 600-1000

Other Inclusions

  • Bio: 3-5 sentences (your expertise, location, interests and your relationship to T2D).
  • Photos: a headshot for your bio and any relating photographs (you in your field or products, etc.)
  • Connect your story to social media – Include any social media accounts (Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blog, etc.) so others can follow your expert advice!)
  • Prepare a description of your article for the social media platforms you use and would like to share your story on. (For example, write a tweet or brief Facebook message that explains your piece, so when your story goes live on our platforms, you’re ready to share it on yours as well.)
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Are you a professional writer and interested in covering a Type 2 diabetes topic? Contact us.

Don’t have time to write a feature or clinical piece, but have an incredible story or valuable information to share? Pitch it to us, and we might interview you on the topic.

 

Looking in other ways to contribute content? Submit to our Instagram wall!