Queer Diabetics

have you ever had to come out as a diabetic? ever had an endocrinologist get awkward when you mention you're queer? this group is for diabetics who also identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, queer, and/or questioning.

Members: 177
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who we are

let's spread some love for our full selves. this group is for queer diabetics to share resources, information, and support with one another. maybe we can start talking about how homophobia and ableism intersect too. and once we start talking about it, maybe we can work on dismantling both forms of oppression. what do you say?

Diabetes Forum

how exactly are queerness and diabetes connected for you?

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by Sankofa May 17. 18 Replies

Couples facing Diabetes together

Started by DressyFemme. Last reply by DressyFemme Apr 10. 11 Replies

One step closer to equality!

Started by Muragaki. Last reply by Muragaki Jun 27, 2013. 3 Replies

coming out stories

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by Suzy Jan 21, 2012. 25 Replies

Writhing with curiosity...

Started by Muragaki. Last reply by Christalyn Oct 14, 2011. 2 Replies

homophobia on tuD

Started by boedica. Last reply by Judith Dec 10, 2010. 15 Replies

is there a difference between pride and shame?

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by g0m3z Sep 29, 2010. 6 Replies

Judge Walker's Stay Ruling

Started by SF Pete. Last reply by SF Pete Aug 12, 2010. 8 Replies

U.S Airforce tried to develop a "gay" bomb with aphrodisiac

Started by Scott Strumello. Last reply by CarbloverTX Aug 8, 2010. 2 Replies

Setback for civil unions in Hawai'i

Started by Muragaki. Last reply by JT Jul 17, 2010. 5 Replies

do you feel trapped by your dependence on health insurance?

Started by queer diabetic for universal healthcare. Last reply by SM Johnson Apr 14, 2010. 13 Replies

NYC LGBT PWD Group Interest?

Started by Katie Oct 24, 2009. 0 Replies

You Go Girl!!!

Started by Gabriel Jun 18, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by david-1968 on March 25, 2014 at 8:09am

I'm Here, I'm Queer, Get Type 1 Diabetic With It !

Comment by Mike Greenblatt on February 18, 2014 at 5:54pm

Welcome smartalex. I agree, it does truly suck, but you are among friends here that understand and deal with that suckage alongside you. This is a great site. Have fun fitting in.

Comment by smartalex1972 on February 18, 2014 at 11:46am
Hi I'm new here. Gay man with T1D for 15 years. It sucks.
Comment by Melitta on June 26, 2013 at 9:09pm

Today is a great day for equality! Equality helps all human beings.

Comment by Muragaki on November 21, 2012 at 10:57pm

Welcome, tcarter... wow, you guys are certainly in some kind of trial -- but it's great that you are both watching diet and exercise. Keep it up and you'll eventually get to where diet and exercise are second nature, and you'll wonder how in the world you used to eat the stuff you once did! Do poke around the site, and ask LOTS of questions without feeling intimidated.

And, if there is a silver lining to your and your partner's situation, it is that you each can support and learn from the other.

I'm just up the road in Denver, so look me up if y'all are ever wanting to escape FocusOnTheFamily-ville.


Comment by Melitta on November 21, 2012 at 10:50pm

Hi! I want to welcome Tcarter34, OrangeClouds, and Micah! OC and Micah, I am sorry to be slow to welcome you, hope you are still around on TuD and doing okay. Support of friends is so important, to not feel alone and to find motivation.

Comment by OrangeClouds on July 6, 2012 at 12:24am

hey guys I'm new here, type 2 lesbian from ohio. looking for friends :)

Comment by Micah on June 15, 2012 at 9:56pm
Hey guys. I'm new here.
Comment by SF Pete on May 24, 2012 at 11:27am

Hey, Folks -- I was wondering if there was any though being given to another SF meet-up? I missed the last one so I was hoping there was a desire to get together again. Any interest?

Comment by Melitta on March 5, 2012 at 5:58pm

Hi Katie: Oh, I am so sorry that a low blood sugar kept you from our little gathering! Well, that just means we'll need to do another one. And bring all the GFs. Blush Wine Bar is awesome, BTW.


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