As soon as I began working on this thesis project, I knew that I wanted this collection to focus on the different aspects of my life that have been affected by me having type one diabetes. The diabetic experience is one that has been underrepresented—and arguably, misrepresented—in popular media. The four non-fiction essays in my collection aim to add my personal experience to the existing literature, showing that while diabetics may have similar experiences, these experiences can also be vastly individualistic. Additionally, while I share my own stories, I explore the general chronic illness experience and how ableism and misunderstanding impacts larger societal systems such as healthcare and the educational system.
Sarah Fawn Montgomery, PhD., Thesis Advisor
Heidi Bean, PhD., Committee Member
Lisa M. Litterio, PhD., Committee Member
Morganelli, Annalisa. (2022). Blood Sugar: A Collection of Essays on the Highs and Lows of Diabetes. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 557. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/557
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