Diabetics on the Margin


Beyond Type 1 is proud to have partnered with Ariel Lawrence to present “Diabetics on the Margin,” a sold-out event celebrating and supporting people of color – Saturday, September 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Homepolish Inc headquarters in NYC.

To read the full recap head here!



We are grateful to the team at Homepolish for hosting this event at the headquarters in New York and to our Event Sponsors:

Companion Medical, Dexcom, Insulet, Medtronic, MyabeticmySugrRoche Diabetes Care  + Tandem Diabetes Care.



Grace Bonney, Moderator: Founder of Design Sponge, Author of In The Company of Women, Design*Sponge at Home

Ariel Lawrence, Founder of Just a Little Suga’ and creator of the “Diabetics on the Margin” series—platforms created to elevate the narratives of people of color living with diabetes.

Dr. Maria E. Peña is an Assistant Professor and Director of Endocrine Services at Mount Sinai Hospital. Her specialties are endocrinology, diabetes & Metabolism, Obesity Medicine

Vivian Nabeta, Founder of the Sonia Nabeta Foundation, non-profit seeking to alleviate the hefty cost of T1D treatment and provide health care for low-income children in Africa.

Ali Abdulkareem, Inspirational Vlogger and Podcast Host behind, “The Diabetes Daily Hustle

Chef Tommy, Personal chef and founder of Sweet Science Chef. Type 1 diabetic for 2 years, who creates healthy, and culturally responsive meals. Mantra is “eat to live.”

Courtney Taylor and Chase DuPont of Chase Away Diabetes, Diabetes Advocates, Mother and son duo navigating Type 1 (Chase has T1D)

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