Intersectionality and T1D

I’m back! Sorry for it being so long, just been dealing with some serious education stuff. Today, I wanted to write about intersectionality, and specifically how I think T1D plays into it. To start, intersectionality describes how oppression can occur from a multitude of different institutions, and that the ways that they interact, or intersect means…

What is People-First Language?

Recently I wrote an article for my university’s newspaper. While it was specifically written for the student population there, I think that people in the T1D community can learn a lot about the power of language by questioning how we personally identify. Enjoy! PUT PEOPLE FIRST BY FOLLOWING THEIR LEAD In an effort to create…

Why T1D is going to kill me.

I am a neuroscience student, and with that, I read A LOT of research papers. Most are neuroscience papers, but every once in a while I’ll come across a paper of interest that comes from Diabetes. I end up in a classic Pandora’s box situation where I just HAVE TO read it. While I objectively think that…

World Diabetes Day 2016

My lovely friends, Today is World Diabetes Day. Yes, it is a day to raise awareness for that thing that your grandma has, but its also the day that I have an excuse to raise a little more awareness about type one diabetes (T1D). I’ll be milling about in blue to celebrate, and I encourage…