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NYC Meet-Up: Volume II

On Saturday, June 23rd, I hosted a NYC meet-up for folks with diabetes and those who support us. We were a diverse group--seasoned and ...

Fatherhood and Diabetes: Meet Patrick

My final installment of the "Dads Who Are Enough..." series is Patrick--special education teacher, father of three and type 1 diabetic ...

Fatherhood and Diabetes: Meet Dasia and Ro

“Well I’ve asked him that before and he’s told me, but I think, that he feels sad, because like he doesn’t want me to have ...

Fatherhood and Diabetes: Meet Joe

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes the month of my 16th birthday . While I adjusted to my diagnosis, it was my father’s job to give me daily injections. (My mother, too skittish,  often jabbed hardly on the backs of my arm.) It was also my dad who spent nearly $1000 on a volume of plant-based ...

Dads Who Are Enough: Fatherhood and Diabetes

  Fathers are pillars of strength, the part of the family unit that extends reassurance and provision to loved ones. Fathers also offer security, whether emotional, financial or otherwise, they work to shield their kids from the ugliness of life, for as long as they possibly can. But what ...

Diabetic on the Margin: Amshi

"I have diabetes, diabetes does not have me.” Amshi, T1D for 6 years   The information contained below was shared with me by Amshi Stephenson and paraphrased for length and brevity. Diagnosis Story Meet Amshi, creator of Living Diabetter, a diabetes-focused lifestyle and wellness ...

Diabetic on the Margin: Cherise

Diabetic on the Margin: Cherise Shockley, Type 1.5, LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) The information contained below was shared with me by Cherise Stockley and paraphrased for length and brevity. “ I don’t see race. I see the work I have to do.” Overview Cherise Shockley is an ...