Judge Sonia Sotomayor


Judge Sonia Sotomayor has earned national exposure by being President Obama's first Supreme Court Justice appointment. Sotomayor is also the first person with type 1 diabetes to earn such an honor, making her appointment ripe for both media scrutiny and feedback from the diabetes community. Learn more about this historic appointment with these dLife resources!


Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Bio
Find out more about Judge Sotomayor's history, including her life with type 1 diabetes.

Judging the Nominee
Viewpoints columnist Ilene Raymond Rush writes about how diabetes is a disease you manage, not get judged by.

Diabetes Myths
Mainstream media still doesn't understand what diabetes is all about. Get the real story on diabetes myths with this quiz!

Debate Over Sotomayor's Diabetes Rages On
Blogabetes blogger Carey Potash takes a humorous look at the media's obsession with Sotomayor's diabetes.

Not An Excluding Factor
Blogabetes blogger Michelle Kowalski writes about how Sotomayor "shouldn't be counted out just because of diabetes. No one should."

Diabetes and Discrimination
Diabetes shouldn't stop you from achieving your dreams. Check out these resources on how you can protect yourself from unfair, diabetes-related discrimination.

Facts on Type 1 Diabetes
Get the facts on the symptoms, treatment options, and potential complications of type 1 diabetes.

Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes
Check out our Viewpoints columnists who are living with type 1 diabetes and read their real life experiences.

Last Modified Date: June 13, 2013

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by Brenda Bell
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...
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