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
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.
Anna N, MS, directora ejecutiva de DiabetesSisters, se dedica a mejorar la vida de las mujeres vivir con diabetes a través del apoyo y la educación entre pares, en línea y en persona.
Kylene was misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes in August 2010. In May 2011, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She became an advocate in the diabetes community, focusing on diversity and inclusion.
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.