The diabetes social media sphere has been active as ever this past month, from recognizing international conflict to learning to fine-tune our insulin doses.
Here’s our monthly roundup of posts that caught our eye throughout March 2022, in no particular order.
March marked Women’s History Month, and we were honored to share this tribute to a host of women who’ve made an incredible impact on the Diabetes Community through the years.
With the continuing attack on Ukraine, our Diabetes Online Community (DOC) has extended the grassroots #SpareARose campaign through March to raise an impressive amount of money to help those with diabetes in that part of the world. The nonprofit org Beyond Type 1 also has this great resource listing ways to help.
People with diabetes often feel like we’re under pressure with the demands of daily life alongside handling this condition. This fun Instagram post touches on that topic, as advocate Kylie talks about her life with a lesser-known type of diabetes and how demanding it can be for her. Sure, we’re told to not strive for perfection, but it’s easier said than done… right?!
We couldn’t help but smile at our friend Mila Clarke, who shared on Instagram a recent win of nailing her insulin pre-bolus before a meal. For those on multiple daily injections (MDI) or even using an insulin pump, this is a challenge that so often leaves us missing the mark. Way to go, Mila! (btw: Make sure to turn your volume on, to hear the perfectly-fitting sound choice Mila used to mark the moment).
Tom Karlya over at Diabetes Dad had a great post marking the history of diabetes treatments and advocacy, honoring those who’ve paved the way and helped shape the community and world of diabetes through the years.
Actor Noah AK, who starred in ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ with his wife Mary Wiseman, launched a successful crowdfunding campaign during the month, raising money for a new type 1 diabetes-themed movie that envisions the apocalypse, while addressing the important issue of insulin affordability. Many people donating were from the Star Trek community, as well as the #insulin4all movement online. You can read more about his plans on the Kickstarter campaign page.
It wouldn’t be March without the “madness” of college basketball, and keeping with that theme are our friends at Integrated Diabetes Services who’ve created their own brackets with a diabetes spin. Who do you think will make it to the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four, and get to the top spot in our D-Community?
The Juicebox Podcast featured an eye-opening episodein which host D-Dad Scott Benner delves into a controversial topic: being a stripper or sex worker who also happens to have type 1 diabetes. This may not be for everyone, but it’s a worthwhile listen.
Life with diabetes can be everything from frustrating, challenging, adventure-like, or easy-to-handle no big deal all in the same day. We loved this latest post from Molly Johannes at Hugging the Cactus, about a recent “rookie mistake” that she made in managing her own long-term diabetes. No matter how many years one lives with “the big D,” it seems we’re always facing new issues that can make it a bumpy ride.