Around the Diabetes Online Community: February 2022

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About Diabetes Online Community: February 2022

written by Mike Hoskins On February 27, 2022Truth Check by Maria Gifford
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The Diabetes Online Community (DOC) has had a lot to keep our brains busy over the past month, from differing views on insulin pricing efforts and acknowledgment of disparities in diabetes care, to all the diabetes-themed love in the air with Valentine’s Day.

Here’s our monthly roundup of diabetes-related social media posts that caught our attention throughout February 2022, iThere is no specific order.

The vineyard was on display at the DOC with the Annual Efforts #SpareARosewhich took new turn In 2022 it expanded to reach more people with diabetes than just children who need insulin. The program has raised more than $400,000 since it began in 2013, and is now raising money for the global charity Insulin4Life, which helps adults as well as children in need around the world.

Celebrating Black History Month in Februaryour destiny Beyond coverage of the first type Discuss why this is so important to the diabetes community—particularly during times of pandemic, when non-white communities are often affected most on the health care front.

Being a black woman with type 1 diabetes is the subject of this Mail in T1D Exchangedelving into the history of decolonization and representation within the diabetes community, and how important grassroots efforts such as diabetes mutual aid are to those who need help in various ways.

The headlines also warn us that Russia is invading Ukraine And all the resulting chaos, thoughts within our D-Community are of course directed to those living with diabetes in this part of the world. The International Diabetes Federation is resource sharing To help diabetics in Ukraine, as well as the company D-Supply write one pattern. The roots of our society # sparios Help raise funds until March (at least) to send aid to Ukraine. All of this matters, because many are raising concerns like this one echoed by DOC’er Kate’s wedding In a recent tweet:

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Our defender Rinza Scibelia friend in Australia He shares some thoughts on appearing in an article titled Living the Advocacy Life and feeling heavy About everything you are involved in. However, she is in awe of seeing what our community is doing to make a difference in the world.

Another advocate friend, Riva Greenberg, celebrated her 50th anniversary of ‘Difference’ Since she was diagnosed with T1D, she wrote Her Diabetes Stories Blog How important is that, with more people reaching this milestone these days than we’ve seen before. She’s grateful for the life she’s given, and for getting to know her before Jocelyn Medal Program. We reiterate her gratitude, not only to those who have played a role in improving this world of diabetes for all of us, but to Riva in particular for all that she has done and continues to do.

The diaTribe Foundation addresses the stigma of diabetes, With a new campaign calledd- stigmatized‘, which talks about this problem and presents the stories of those who have experienced it, along with resources that people with diabetes can use to combat the stigma in their lives.

February also celebrated Valentine’s Day, as well as the month of the heartWe can’t help but smile when we see this creativity in diabetes facebook group This just speaks volumes about how diabetes affects our lives and our hearts in different ways.

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Post “This ‘Thing’ On My Arm” We can’t help but bring to mind images of our various diabetes tools and people in the world who refer to them or ask about them. Molly Johannes V embracing Cactus Blog He shares the subject’s point of view, and all the reactions we’ve collectively experienced. Yes, diabetics wear tools on our bodies. Treat.

There is a new chat initiative about diabetes It was created by three people from the DOC spread across the UK and US. Uses a new Twitter feature called “Spaces” to host an online peer meeting by And the for Diabetics. A weekly guest answers questions from the hosts and their listeners, and there is also an open mic conversation time. You can find it in #DiabetesChat on Twitter.

ICYMI, A New Documentary Is Coming On The Insulin Pricing Crisis in America. it’s called “Pay or dieIt is actually produced by the comedian Sarah Silverman! Look new teaser Video for more information. Very cool, and we look forward to seeing this once it’s ready in late 2022 or early 2023.

This Isn’t the Only News About ‘Diabetes On Screen’as an actor Noah Averbach Katz It was recently revealed that he is working on a creative film project where he will play a distinguished character who lives with T1D. Basic Plot: It’s the end of the world and he’s trying to find insulin. No kidding! Initial Kickstarter campaign It raised over the $25,000 needed in no time, so we hope to see this project moving forward very soon. [btw: DiabetesMine loved talking with him after his role on Star Trek: Discovery back in 2020.]

Speaking of diabetes art, this is unbelievable Online Gallery The Life for Child (LFAC) collection showcases many wonderful and powerful pieces of art from around the world that make the heart swell. Make sure to check it out!

*We share our favorites every month, and we’d love to include them too. Please contact us via E-mail or on FacebookAnd the Instagram or Twitter.*

written by Mike Hoskins On February 27, 2022Truth Check by Maria Gifford

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