On August 6th, the Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th justice of the Supreme Court in a 68-31 vote. This makes her the first Hispanic, third woman, and first person with type 1 diabetes to serve on the court. While Sotomayor’s confirmation is no surprise--we considered her a shoo-in from the start--we are still overjoyed to have a Supreme Court Justice with diabetes. We hope Sotomayor will help raise awareness of diabetes and waylay many of the common misconceptions that the general public has about type 1 diabetes.
Read Jim Hirsch's article regarding Sotomayor in diaTribe 16 in which he explains how he got involved in the White House's efforts to handle the fallout. Click here to continue