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Diabetes in Russia

Diabetes in Russia

Last February, I had the opportunity to leave my rural Cheshire home for a week to travel to Moscow. While there, I met with 3 women with diabetes. We shared stories and compared experiences, and my eyes were opened to the vastly different challenges that they face. Read more

Ghana World Diabetes Day Camp

Ghana World Diabetes Day Camp

It was a very wonderful and emotional moment as we listened to the stories and life experiences that were shared. The experiences shared had a common theme about them. All those who shared their experiences stated the challenge of access to insulin and diabetes supplies. Read more

The Politics of Diabetes in Nigeria

The Politics of Diabetes in Nigeria

Support of people with diabetes and other non-communicable diseases from politicians is a common trend across the developed countries, and this has propelled them to advocate, create legislation and make policies for the education, prevention, diagnosing and management of diabetes in their respective countries. This is not the case in less-developed countries around the world... Read more

“The SOADI Road to Wellness” Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

“The SOADI Road to Wellness” Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

Since 1997, the Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative has been leading the way throughout Ontario in the pursuit for Indigenous health and wellness. Read more

A Type 1 Perspective From Tanzania

A Type 1 Perspective From Tanzania

I do not think life with type 1 will ever be easy here. As a child with type 1 diabetes in Tanzania life is difficult due to lack of availability of personal glucose machines. Other supplies like urine strips are not found in many hospitals. Read more

Sweetness and Chaos: Diabetes in Two Worlds

Sweetness and Chaos: Diabetes in Two Worlds

While my parents were trying to make a living in the States, I spent my childhood years with my wonderful grandparents in an Indian village, a rural place that only showed up on Google Maps three years ago... Read more

A Battle for Insulin in South Africa

A Battle for Insulin in South Africa

After visiting the pharmacy for the first time this year for my diabetic supplies, I walked out thinking how fortunate I am to have medical aid covering my insulin and test strip while there are so many people worldwide who battle to afford their insulin... Read more

Tanzania, Type 1 and Privilege

Tanzania, Type 1 and Privilege

I am so lucky. I don’t think this is something that is written much here, but I am. Living here has made me realise this. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I had just accepted a teaching contract at an international school in Tanzania... Read more

Access to Health Care in the USA

In the US we are very lucky to have access to some of the best health care methods and technology in the world. I never have to worry about where my next pen of insulin will come from and I get to try out the latest tech and choose what works best for me, for the most part... Read more

Type 1 in Sydney, NY, and Latin America

Type 1 in Sydney, NY, and Latin America

During my 16 years with type 1 diabetes I’ve experienced living and traveling with the condition all around North and Latin America. I witnessed the struggle for access to insulin in every country I visited. Here is a snapshot of my story. Read more