Response

Image

Format

jpg

License

Creative Commons Licence

Creator(s)

Contributors

Contributed date

April 5, 2019 - 7:30pm

Critical Commentary

Donation centers began receiving and distributing supplies. Someone has posted a sign at the donation center a few blocks from my apartment: “We need insulin, gauze, medicines”. Below another poster reads: “We need perishables, water, canned food”. Insulin is at the top of the list. Insulin requires refrigeration. Refrigeration requires electricity. Over 15% of adults live with type 2 diabetes in Mexico City. Not all of them require insulin, but many depend on it. Stress, dehydration, not being able to eat normal meals on schedule—these are day-to-day issues in the wake of the earthquake. They can also make blood sugars spike. This puts people with diabetes at particular risk.

Source

This photo was taken on September 21, 2017 in the neighborhood where I lived during my ethnographic fieldwork.

Language

Spanish

Location

Colonia Roma Norte
06700
United States

Cite as

Emily Vasquez, "Response", contributed by Emily Vasquez, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 15 August 2019, accessed 17 May 2022. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/response