Last fall, I took a class called Disability and Culture. In said class, students were required to develop and produce a creative project about disability-related conundrums. Disability conundrums are complex dilemmas. They have no right answer and the more you try and find one, the more fuzzy the situation becomes. Consider the act of staring. … Continue reading The Things They Don’t Want To See.
Have you ever been witness to something unjust - someone being teased or treated unfairly? Chances are you have. Chances are also high that upon witnessing such an event, you have felt a specific kind of deep-seeded urge to somehow restore that balance and justice. However, if you are anything like me, that urge is … Continue reading On Saying Yes: Another MasterLab Reflection
Last week I attended #MasterLab, an advocacy event put on by Diabetes Hands Foundation through their Diabetes Advocates program. Overall the day was a spectacular success. Throughout this week, I will release reflections on specific talks. For now, a general overview of the event with gratitude toward the organization that made it all happen. Brief Recap: … Continue reading #MasterLab Recap and Thanks
Earlier this month, UnitedHealthcare announced a policy change that impacts people with diabetes of all types. As established by a new partnership with Medtronic, UnitedHealthcare has dedicated a "preferred Durable Medical Equipment provider" through which to cover. DiaTribe's article explains the impact of this new policy on patients: "If you are currently on a non-Medtronic … Continue reading UnitedHealthcare Policy Change: A Systemic Issue