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A Visual Recap: Diabetics on the Margin Event

On Saturday, September 15th, I co-hosted “Diabetics on the Margin” with Beyond Type 1. Their support allowed us to house the event at Homepolish’s beautiful headquarters in NYC. As a result of their partnership, we also received sponsorship from the following companies: Companion Medical, Dexcom, Insulet, Medtronic, ...

Diabetics on the Margin: Brunch and Panel Discussion

  “We live in a world where people of color are too easily and conveniently forgotten. For me, having the opportunity to join two other women of color living with type 1 diabetes, and show the world that we do matter was euphoric.” Gloria, T1D “I spent almost my entire life as a type 1 diabetic (15 ...

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 young, and from all racial/ethnic backgrounds who convened at Pennsy Hall. I'm grateful to these friends--new and old, who braved unpredictable weather and gray clouds to grace us with their ...

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 since the age of 26. I first stumbled upon Patrick's Instagram account during my nightly raids of diabetes-related hashtags. Not only was I excited to see a man of color who spoke openly about ...

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 diabetes...Because he didn’t know that I was going to have diabetes because daddy’s mommy and daddy already had diabetes and he doesn’t want another part of his family to have diabetes ...

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 books, hoping that dietary ...

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 happens when these ...