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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.

2207, 2017

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

July 22nd, 2017|3 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 [...]

2604, 2017

Today is #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes Day

April 26th, 2017|5 Comments

I'm excited to participate in #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes Day on April 26, 2017 I thought it would be fun to do it in a series of GIFs. 1. #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes is the reason why I couldn't go full term with my daughter. Not that something was wrong, I was induced at 38 weeks 6 [...]

3103, 2017

PillDrill: It Actually Helped Me Improve My A1C

March 31st, 2017|1 Comment

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. A few weeks ago, I received a box [...]

1502, 2017

Celebrating 6 years of LIVING with Diabetes

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On February 15th I celebrated six years of living. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, the ink was was drying on the last page of my personal book of life. I was going into a coma. By the time I got to the ER, my vision [...]

1501, 2017

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Type 2

January 15th, 2017|2 Comments

In the past couple of months I have met a few people who are newly diagnosed or friends have shared with me that they have a relative or friend who is newly diagnosed and wanted to know how they help. To the Newly Diagnosed: Yes, having diabetes can be a scary, [...]

2312, 2016

Tips to Handle Food Pushers

December 23rd, 2016|3 Comments

The holiday season brings with it a lot of emotions. Some Good. Some Bad. And some are just Bothersome and Stressful. During the holidays, I find myself spending hours of mental energy building my reserve of comebacks specifically targeted towards FOOD PUSHERS. FOOD PUSHER: A person who insists on you having [...]

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