@mrmikelawson shared this article by his friend Lee Ann Thill on FB earlier but I think it’s a good article to discuss here. The article is lengthy but addresses the recent and seemingly tragic death of Michael Robinson, jailed in Missouri for unpaid child support fees who, despite T1D, was denied treatment by his jailers.
I think it’s very valid to question “where is the DOC?” as, the author points out, there were many posts about “Kisses for Kycie”, blue candles, etc. but not a huge outcry about this and other seemingly senseless deaths.
For me the takeaway is that testing blood sugar should be a civil right and that PWD should be supported to work towards normalized blood sugar by insurers and, I suppose, in an instance like this, by jailers, acting in their capacity to provide and support health care. What do you think?