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Surprising – and gratifying – that the NYTimes, of all places, is publishing a high-quality essay series on disability. The writers are experts by experience, exploring the social model in public.

Rivers Solomon’s essay on diabetes is particularly insightful and beautifully written: they write what diabetes means at the intersection of black, fat, & dyke.

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Today, when I do manage to control my diabetes, it’s at the cost of almost every other element of my life. Every bite I ingest requires a complex algorithm, calculating ratios of carb to fat to sugar to insulin to the amount of walking I’ve done. Even when my math is perfect, my sugars rebel. I often fall into dangerous lows (a side effect of taking too much insulin, which sends blood sugar plummeting). I eat an apple to bring my sugar up, and suddenly it’s too high again.
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Date: 2017-03-12 09:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Ohh, disability in the media! I'll be sure to check it out. (I have nothing smart to add on diabetes; it doesn't run in my family, and my last tests all were A-OK).

Date: 2017-03-16 02:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Thank you, I will be reading these!


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