Why This Picture Makes My Mother Emotional

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Esi Akyere Mali Snodgrass When I was in the 4th grade and attended Roosevelt Elementary School in Iowa City, Iowa we had a school-wide science project called ‘Operation Egg Drop’. The challenge was to have each class pull together their best ‘engineers’ to […]

A Letter to My 12 Year Old Self: Diabetes, 20 Years On

Dear Chrissy, It’s June 20th, 2000, and right now you’re in the emergency department of the King’s Daughters Children’s Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. You were supposed to be on a weeklong vacation with your siblings and parents, frolicking in the salty seawater and eating cotton candy on the boardwalk of Virginia Beach, but instead, on […]

Celebrating a Diaversary in Quarantine

The whole world has seemingly halted operations, due to the novel coronavirus. With over 1/3 of the world’s population on lockdown, shops, restaurants, coffee shops, tattoo parlors, bars, and gyms (any non-essential business) are closed, it’s almost impossible to find something (anything!?) to celebrate these days. But as we all know, diabetes doesn’t stop, not […]