Mexican Diabetes Federation CEO Gisela Ayala Talks Diabetes in Mexico

Mexican Diabetes Federation CEO Gisela Ayala shares her diabetes story and the prevelance of diabetes in Mexico and meeting its challenges.

Remaining Fierce in the Face of Type 2 Diabetes

Tiff McFierce is a DJ and Music Director for the NY Liberty Basketball Team. Diagnosed w/ Type 2 diabetes in 2017, she's remaining fierce in the face of it.

I Had to Learn About Severe Hypoglycemia on My Own 

Ceci Garcia was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes on her 23rd birthday. Since then, she's dealt with frequent hypoglycemia episodes and learned about Glucagon and severe hypoglycemia on her own.

Diabetes Sisters CEO Anna Norton on Building Peer Support Through Sisterhood

Anna Norton is the CEO of DiabetesSisters, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women with all types of diabetes live healthier and fuller lives. The organization offers a range of education on women's health issues and support services, including online and in-person meetups, and programs. Recognizing that emotional and peer support are vital to a woman's overall wellbeing, DiabetesSisters provides an environment where women can openly share information and their own stories to form meaningful bonds. Norton, who's been living with Type 1 diabetes for over 25 years, talked to Beyond Type 2 about the organization and the importance of peer support among women with diabetes.

Diabetes Support Helped Me Confront Trauma

Shanerica Churchill has had Type 2 diabetes since August 2018. Receiving support from her husband helped her confront trauma and thrive with diabetes. Read her story here and how having a supportive partner is essential to her diabetes care.

Beyond the Stigma: Diabetes and Body Image 

Bianca Grima is a 17-year-old from New Zealand living with Type 2 diabetes. She advocates living beyond the stigma of negative body image in diabetes. Read her story on how she maintains and promotes body positivity and how you can do it, too. 

Overcoming Hypoglycemia to Own My Diabetes

Cindy Lou has been living with Type 2 diabetes for nearly 5 years. With no knowledge of hypoglycemia, her first experience with it was clinically defined as severe hypoglycemia. Over the years she's been living with Type 2 diabetes, Cindy oversees several online diabetes support groups and is also a member of DiabetesSisters. She talked to Beyond Type 2 about how she's come to address hypoglycemia in her life and why it's important for people with Type 2 diabetes to aware of it. 

Learning about Black Diabetic Info with Phyllisa Deroze

Phyllisa Deroze, Ph.D., is the founder of Black Diabetic Info and Diagnosed Not Defeated, where her mission is to provide culturally-competent, personal, and professional information about diabetes in black communities. Since 2011, Dr. Deroze has been living with Type 2 diabetes and travels around the world as a global diabetes patient advocate. Dr. Deroze chatted with the Beyond Type 2 team about her diagnosis story, Black Diabetic Info, and how she got involved with global diabetes advocacy.

Getting to Know Mila Clarke Buckley, the Hangry Woman

Mila Clarke Buckley is a Houston-based Type 2 diabetes advocate and digital storyteller. She started her website, The Hangry Woman, after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2016. Per her website, her goal is to show every person with diabetes has nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to their chronic illness. Mila chatted with the Beyond Type 2 team about her diabetes diagnosis story, how she currently manages diabetes, and her approach to eating her favorite dishes.

Connecting Mental Health and Physical Health to Diabetes

Mental health as a big part of Type 2 diabetes management. Is it an under-discussed topic? Read Alexis Elliot's thought about this important topic in Diabetes Education.