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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.

1010, 2019

How Diabetes Has Impacted My Mental Health: World Mental Health Day

October 10th, 2019|0 Comments

By the time diabetes came along when I was 31 years old, I thought I'd found my way in the world and had my mental health on cruise control. I knew the difference between a bad day and a depressed week. I knew when unhealthy thoughts claimed too much of my [...]

1508, 2019

The Unexpected Gift Diabetes Gave Me

August 15th, 2019|1 Comment

When I was diagnosed with diabetes, there wasn't a single person in my cell phone's contact list that had diabetes. I was alone and felt every ounce of it. Last night while browsing through photos on my cell phone, I realized that in addition to making my life more complicated, diabetes [...]

1004, 2019

The New 7-Point Approach to Treating People with Type 2 Diabetes (Pt 2)

April 10th, 2019|4 Comments

I'm back with part 2! The discussion is about the new 7-point approach to treating people with type 2 diabetes. Click here for part 1, if you missed it. Here's an image of the entire cycle and below it are my thoughts on the remaining four parts. Step 4: Agree on [...]

904, 2019

The New 7-Point Approach to Treating People with Type 2 Diabetes (Pt 1)

April 9th, 2019|1 Comment

I'm excited about the new Type 2 diabetes care recommendations from ADA and EASD. On the heels of the second DEEPTalk, I thought it would be the perfect time to bring attention to the recommendations they published in their 2018 joint consensus report found here. Below is a diagram of the [...]

204, 2019

Let’s Talk Trash

April 2nd, 2019|2 Comments

I recently uploaded two images on my IG page and the activity soared. The combined post showed an image of my breakfast with the caption " How I eat breakfast from my local diner and keep my carb count low. Swipe to see." Once swiped, there is a video of me [...]

1001, 2019

What Nobody Told Me About Accepting The Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

January 10th, 2019|6 Comments

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2011, I had a hard time processing it. I spent weeks, if not months, wondering how this happened to me and if I was diagnosed correctly this time. Initially, I was misdiagnosed, so the seed of doubt was planted. Over time, I [...]

612, 2018

Beware: Jardiance and the Window Seat

December 6th, 2018|5 Comments

Last month, I added an SGTL2 inhibitor to my diabetes management. Jardiance is the name of the one my endocrinologist prescribed, but there are others like Farxiga and Invokana, to name a few. These drugs make you urinate, a lot! Earlier this week, I boarded an early morning flight headed to Copenhagen, Denmark [...]

1011, 2018

Top 5 Takeaways from DiabetesMine University

November 10th, 2018|4 Comments

Last week I had the outstanding privilege to attend the 2018 DiabetesMine University which consisted of the Innovation Summit & DData Technology Exchange. I was one of 9 Patient Voices Winners from across the globe. I am humbled to be in the company of others influencers within the diabetes sphere. I [...]

1710, 2018

How The Price of Insulin Changed My Walk With God

October 17th, 2018|3 Comments

When I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I required insulin to not only sustain my life, but to bring me back from the dead. I wasn’t completely dead or if I was, I wasn’t dead for long, thankfully. I was unconscious in my bathtub for an unknown amount of [...]

1909, 2018

I Didn’t Beat Diabetes, I Fight With It

September 19th, 2018|4 Comments

Yesterday, someone wrote to me the following sentence. “I want you to tell me how to beat diabetes, like you.” This simple statement stopped me in my tracks because that’s not how I perceive it. Yes, I’ve shed nearly 100 lbs. Yes, I have run over thirty 5k races. Yes, I [...]


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Enter to see how I make some of my favorite foods fit the plate method or make high-carb foods fit into my carb count (45g per meal/15g per snack).