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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.

612, 2018

Beware: Jardiance and the Window Seat

December 6th, 2018|2 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|2 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|3 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 [...]

1709, 2018

Interacting With A Polite Persistent Food Pusher

September 17th, 2018|2 Comments

Food pushers come in various degrees and I've been come across a wide range. The aggressive food pusher: "Here, try this." Me: "I am counting carbs, no thanks." Aggressive FP: "That's good to know, but try it, it's just a little bit." (There's no way out) The Self-important Food Pusher: "I [...]

2006, 2018

Two T2s Discuss the Freestyle Libre

June 20th, 2018|1 Comment

My dear friend Sue (at Diabetes Ramblings) and I were recently together at HealtheVoices18 and discovered that we both were using the Freestyle Libre. We teamed up to give you our opinions on the device. How long have you been using the Freestyle Libre? Me: Since April 2018 Sue: December 2017 [...]

1406, 2018

Freestyle Libre: Has It Changed My Life?

June 14th, 2018|3 Comments

I finally got my hands on the Freestyle Libre (a CGM finally available for people with type 2 diabetes) a couple of months ago. I've been waiting to review it until I had adequate time with it. It's been roughly two months, so here you go. Overall, I am pleased with [...]

906, 2018

Book Giveaway: A Quick Summer Read Could Be Yours

June 9th, 2018|4 Comments

It's Mango season! As a kid growing up in South Florida, I couldn't wait until the summer to have as many mangoes as my stomach could handle. Of course, I would start off eating from the two trees in our backyard, but as the days went on and I got tired [...]

405, 2018

Don’t Try This at Home for Ramadan

May 4th, 2018|1 Comment

There I was minding my own diabetes business when I saw a pamphlet about fasting during Ramadan. Naturally, with Ramadan starting in a few days, I picked it up and read it. There were some great tips on there about avoiding sugary drinks, butter, and large portions. But then something caught [...]

2204, 2018

Redefining Diabetes Failure

April 22nd, 2018|8 Comments

Type 2 Diabetes is seen as failure. Taking insulin when you have type 2 diabetes is seen as a failure. So, imagine what it's like living with type 2 diabetes and talking insulin. Who needs another reason to feel like a failure? I don't! I am back on insulin. When I [...]

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