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Reflecting on my Diabetes Diagnosis in Africa

Reflecting on my Diabetes Diagnosis in Africa

I was living in Gabon, on the west coast of central Africa, at the time of my type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis. I did not have common symptoms that generally go along with the discovery of T1D, such as weight loss... Read more

Stigma and other Struggles: Living with Type 1 in India

Stigma and other Struggles: Living with Type 1 in India

After my diagnosis I was told to hide my type 1 diabetes because in India any chronic illness comes with a whole lot of social stigma, even in a well-educated family. I used to go into washrooms before every meal to inject my insulin... Read more

What Needs to Change?

Insulin to treat people living with diabetes has been available for over 90 years, but why aren't there generic alternatives available for people who must spend impossible percentages of their income on their insulin supply? Read more

Living with Type 1 Diabetes in Canada

Living with Type 1 Diabetes in Canada

Living with type 1 in Canada I would say is fairly comfortable. After seeing and hearing stories at the International Diabetes Federation conference, I think that as Canadians we take a lot for granted... Read more