Life with diabetes demands an extraordinary amount of effort. In addition to those demands, women of color living with diabetes often face stigma, shame, and ignorance from others. We asked women to share their stories of culturally challenging and empowering experiences with diabetes, stigma and its impacts, and the importance of peer support and community.
These Are Our Stories
Liz C is a 30-year-old first-generation Mexican-American that lives with type 2 diabetes. Through her own journey, she has learned the importance of self-advocacy and community, and strives to pay it forward.
Taylor D is a podcaster and streamer whose core belief is that you can carve your own path. Unafraid to stand in the gap, Taylor started her podcast Healing In Hindsight™.
T'ara is a health and wellness blogger, diabetes advocate, and nutrition educator. She was misdiagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2017 and re-diagnosed with LADA diabetes in 2020.
The Truth Over Stigma campaign launched in January 2022 to elevate the realities, strength, and empowerment of women of color living with diabetes.
Funding for this project was provided by the HealtheVoices Impact Fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey, which was funded by a contribution from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.