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Diabetics on the Margin

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 blog that candidly ...

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 OG within the online ...

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 women of color living with type 1 diabetes, and show the world that we do matter was euphoric."--Gloria, T1D for 21 years   These passages were shared with me by Gloria, and edited ...

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 color, we're taught not to take up space.  And as a diabetic, we're trained to be strong... to not be afraid in the face of life or death situations.”  --Aisha, T1D for 15 ...

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 and brown women, living ...