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Welcome to one of the most dynamic blogs about living with Type 2 diabetes. Explore an array of informative categories about being newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, diet and recipes, fitness and exercise, faith-based perspectives, traveling tips, and much more. Stay as long as you like and come back often. New posts monthly.

411, 2017

My Announcement of a Lifetime!

November 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Back in 2013, I attended my first BlogHer Conference and I had the pleasure of sitting next to Sheryl Sandberg. During one of the activities, we were asked to write down what we would do if we were not afraid. It didn't take me long to write down what I do [...]

1210, 2017

Link To My Article to How 5k Races Help Me Manage Diabetes

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

I was recently asked to describe my experience of participating in 5k races and how it helps me manage diabetes. Here's an excerpt: "When I finished my first 5K, I immediately developed a love for running. But surprisingly, this new interest wasn’t the result of a natural talent for racing. In [...]

710, 2017

I’m a Member of Blue Circle Voices, What An Honor!

October 7th, 2017|0 Comments

It's with great pleasure that I announce to you that I am now a member of the International Diabetes Federation's Blue Circle Voices Network. Blue Circle Voices has a wonderful mission. Mission: BCV act as the global voice of people living with diabetes and draws upon the experiences of people living [...]

1209, 2017

Link to Article About Diabetes and My Faith Walk

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

I recently opened up about how diabetes impacted my faith walk. Here's an excerpt "I am a woman of faith. I believe in miracles. I pray and know that, God hears my prayers. These things I know well, but when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes my faith was impacted. [...]

1608, 2017

Don’t Put My Diabetes Business in the Street Before I Do

August 16th, 2017|1 Comment

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I was VERY particular about who I told and when. The four people co-workers that I told, I swore them to secrecy and even resigned from that job without everyone knowing. It's just not easy or comfortable for some people living with diabetes [...]

2207, 2017

Those Jeans, My Journey: Reflections At The Place Where My Weight Loss Mission Began

July 22nd, 2017|6 Comments

I shed 90lbs in 11 years and here's the picture to prove it. I was aiming for 100lbs a few months ago and that still may be coming soon, but for now, I stop to reflect on this amazing fact. And there's more to this story than what I've lost, keep [...]

1807, 2017

Proudly wearing a STYLISH Medical Alert Bracelet

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

*Disclaimer: The bracelet shown was given to me in exchange for an honest review of StickyJewelry's product. All opinions are mine and are truthful. I haven't worn a medical alert bracelet in a while and I have been missing the security feeling that comes along with wearing one. The issue for [...]

1905, 2017

I am more than a “Diabetic Patient”

May 19th, 2017|9 Comments

It's Diabetes Blog Week Day 5. Today's Topic: More than diabetes, express yourself and other parts of who you are. This topic reminded me of something that happened recently. I was invited to participate in an event as one of the main speakers. They listed an array of accolades for the [...]

1705, 2017

I’d Wish You Get Your Risk Factors Straight

May 17th, 2017|14 Comments

Today is Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week (#DBlogWeek) and today's topic asks us to reflect upon a person who has passed judgement on us and envision them saying something differently. What would we have them say to us instead of what they actually said. Here I go... I can’t think [...]

1605, 2017

Unexpected Run-ins With Health Care

May 16th, 2017|2 Comments

It's Diabetes Blog Week 2017 and I am excited to participate. It's been a while since I successfully posted everyday of #DBlogWeek, but I am up for the challenge this year. Today's Topic: Diabetes and the Unexpected When I think about the unexpected things that have happened to me since being [...]

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