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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 ...

Diabetic on the Margin: Gloria

"We live in a world where people of color are too easily and conveniently forgotten. For me, having the opportunity to join two other ...

Diabetic on the Margin: Aisha

“I spent almost my entire life as a type 1 diabetic (15 years) not seeing myself.  Furthermore, as a woman, especially a woman of ...

Diabetics on the Margin: Celebrating Diversity Within the Diabetes Community

Photography by Alfred Sarpeh of Royal Light Photography     The purpose of this project, Diabetics on the Margin: Celebrating Diversity Within the Diabetes Community, is to elevate the narratives of diabetics of color. I wanted to bring awareness to our existence, as young black ...

Black Panther: A Reflection on Blackness and Diabetes Platforms

Two weekends ago, thousands flocked to the opening of “Black Panther”, a highly anticipated film for a multitude of reasons. The most salient of these, being its depiction of an African king as Marvel’s and cinematic screen’s first culturally-affirming black super hero. Viral videos and GoFundMe ...

New Year Reflections

In this second week of 2018, I’m thankful to God for new beginnings. 2017 was a tough one. I began the year struggling to adjust to a new job and questioning if I had made the right choice. I felt miserable and overworked. By mid-year, guilt and fear crept in. Every unwise choice and regret of the ...

How Perfectionism Sabotaged My Diabetes Management

Historically, when I haven’t been good at something, I’ve lost interest and soon quit. At 5, I realized I had a fear of performing on stage and (momentarily) quit dancing. At 11, I realized I was no Serena Williams and quit my local tennis league. I quit piano at the age of 12 and shortly after left ...