November 23


Episode 119: High Risk Humans, with Madison Thorn

Concert photographer Madison Thorn shares how a protester's sign in Nashville in 2020 sparked her High Risk Humans Project. 

"Sacrifice the weak."

Madison has strived to shed a light on just who "the weak" are.


Madison highlights the stories of the people with invisible illnesses, the people who are considered "high risk" in the medical community, those who that particular protester considered "weak."

She also tells me about a local coffee in Nashville that had ZERO effect on her blood sugars! Drew's Brews. In the episode, she mis-remembered as Peet's Coffee.

Meet Madison Thorn

Madison Thorn is a concert photographer and type 1 diabetic.

She lives in Nashville, TN, and runs the High Risk Humans photography project to highlight people in the “high-risk” category for COVID-19. 

You can find the project at

Connect with Madison on Instagram @high_risk_humans

Wins & Fails

Jessie's Win: Jessie was a starter in her rugby game!

Colleen's Fail: My fail is that no matter how much I prepare for it, if I take a bath, my blood sugars—at least on my CGM—go nuts. Check out this episode on swimming and hot tubs.

Hack or Tip of the Week

Trial and error! Keep trying new things when it comes to something new in your routine.

Concert photographer Madison Thorn shares how a protest in Nashville in 2020 sparked her High Risk Humans Project.

Question for You!

what kinds of high risk humans do you know in your community? What kind of community do you have around you right now? We’d love to hear more in the comments.

Links & Resources


Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here!

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By Type 1 Diabetics, for Type 1 Diabetics