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Diabetics on the Margin

Reflections and Recommendations: Diabetics on the Margin (Part II)

The following article is a continuation of recommendations outlined in Part I (here). These takeaways are in response to the Diabetics on the Margin event hosted in partnership with Beyond Type 1. 5.) RECOMMENDATION: Craft Robust Solutions that Consider Everyone: Vivian Nabeta of the Sonia Nabeta Foundation reminded us ...

Reflections and Recommendations: Diabetics on the Margin (Part I)

  During the Diabetics on the Margin event hosted in partnership with Beyond Type 1, panelists voiced concerns that applied to the general diabetes community. We discussed navigating feelings of guilt when dealing with management, desiring respect when consulting with healthcare professionals, and dealing with the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...