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Protecting My Joy, Still Carrying Hope: A T1D’s Reflection on Racism, America and the Diabetes Community

All images by my husband, Alfred Sarpeh. I’m protecting my joy. I’m catching my breath. I took an intentional break from the ...

A Fresh Wind: “Diabetic Living” Feature and JDRF Impact Grant

February was great to me. I celebrate #blackhistorymonth every day, but did appreciate the added attention to the ...

Reflecting on Year Three…

Three years ago around this time, I started Just a Little Suga’. I had finally emerged from the dark hole of processing my ...

A Visual Recap: Invisible Identities – A Conversation on Diabetes and Disability

On Saturday, June 22nd, I hosted, "Invisible Identities: A Conversation on Diabetes and Disability". Though there were moments I was unsure the event would happen, it did--and the outcome was beyond magical. The room was filled with attendees who traveled as far as Boston, the DMV, Philadelphia and ...

A Civil Rights Lawyer with Type 1 Diabetes Reflects on Barriers to and Benefits of Self-Advocacy

Guest Post written by Elise Cossart-Daly, panelist at Invisible Identities: A Conversation on Diabetes and Disability. It can be challenging for people with diabetes to exercise their legal rights. Diabetes is often invisible and disabilities are stigmatized, so people are incentivized to not ...

JALS Event: Invisible Identities: A Conversation on Diabetes and Disability (6.22.19)

Just a Little Suga' presents Invisible Identities: A Conversation on Diabetes and Disability. This event will take place on Saturday, June 22nd from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at The BGX (Black Gotham Experience) Studio, located at 192 Front Street in NYC. Description: Panelists will unpack what ...

Diabetic on the Margin: Monique

Monique reached out to me almost a year ago asking to share her journey with her Diabetic Alert Dog, Waimea. In her message to me, she stated, "I never realized before...how little our culture knows about service animals." She continued, "I know I can't be the only black person with a service animal," ...