I think we have a huge need for diabetics in the field.
I just did my Masters in Software and have found opportunity to publish on the topic through my professors. I think there is lots of opportunity to carve your own path forward. As you know, there is a lot of need. You can follow an established path. I have found some opportunity to carve a new academic path. I think there is a lot to be gained from some establishment of new paths. I recommend that you follow a path that interests you and just stay connected with the community.
It may also kinda depend on where you live. I live near the headquarters of large device manufacturers and insurers, so that just puts certain opportunities and responsibilities in my lap. But, there are other resources in other places.
I was an EMT first. I think there was lots of opportunity to do good there. MN has special ‘community paramedics’ programs where diabetics might be particularly helpful. Red Cross Disaster services has lots of local chapters. There is need there. Thats volunteer work, but they could get you in quickly.
I have also found a lot to do with Art, on this topic. Every local hospital, I imagine, does rotating art shows, although, I haven’t found those to be great venues for art on the health and illness topic. I’ve brought art to local Ted conferences. There is a church here that does a lot of phenomenal exhibits on mental illness. But, I’m sure there is room for other illnesses. They do regular rotating exhibits. Right now they are doing a film screening. https://www.mary.org/news-events/events/mental-health-film-festival-2020?instance=0
If you dig up some local painters, I’m sure you could do a great exhibit on the experience of chronic illness at one of the colleges that has paramedic or medical students. Painters have all kinds of health problems, lol.
That might allow you to connect more with people who have an interest in the topic and do some creative exploration of the topic. Maybe some interesting paths forward will pop up.
There are lots of lobbying opportunities here. No one, necessarily, gives you a job to do that work. You just start doing it. Work begets work.
Which part of the country are you in?