Tag: Diabetes

Finding a ‘New Normal’ for the Second Time: How One Millennial Is Navigating Life with Type 1 Diabetes and the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ For many millennials, the concept of “health” has taken on a whole new meaning since the coronavirus hit the United States. But for some health has played a front and center role in their daily lives for years. And the pandemic has just taken that to another level. Michelle Stephens

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Unequal Footing: The Challenges Black Millennials Face in Health Care in 2020 and What Can Lead to Equally Positive Change

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ What’s the COVID-19 pandemic been like for you? Your answer likely depends on where you live, your economic status, and your race or ethnicity. As one of the most technologically advanced generations of our time, we are constantly hearing about COVID-19’s effects. One takeaway message: marginalized groups—people with less access

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Sugar High: Breaking Down the Facts about Type 1 Diabetes

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ Every day 23.1 million people over the age of 18 inject themselves with insulin and count their carbohydrates before eating because they are living with type 1 diabetes. Many of them are millennials. They are in our college classes, are our colleagues at the office, and are working out beside

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