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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.

1805, 2020

Micro-Diabetes Burnout

May 18th, 2020|2 Comments

This is the beginning of SUNDAY SOLILOQUIES. For the next few Sundays, I'll post a video and a blog post about whatever is on my mind related to diabetes. Today, I want to talk about micro diabetes burnout. You're probably wondering, what's that. Keep reading and you'll see. I woke up [...]

205, 2020

Diabetes and The Clark Sisters Lifetime Movie

May 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

I recently watched The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, a Lifetime movie that was released on April 11, 2020.  To start, I want to say that there were a number of things I enjoyed about the film. I am thankful that someone found this all-women gospel group worthy of having [...]

304, 2020

Everyone is NOT safe at home!

April 3rd, 2020|8 Comments

I keep seeing these memes on social media and honestly, they are triggers for me. I found myself having a full-fledged nightmare two nights ago after reading it and thinking about my childhood. Home was rarely safe for me. Before I could speak, I would cry when my mother turned the [...]

2903, 2020

Slowly Unraveling: Know Your Signs

March 29th, 2020|7 Comments

It's been 2 weeks since I've been in quarantine. I was handing it well. Until yesterday. Yesterday, I woke up early and went to the grocery store. After arriving, I saw roughly 40 other people who had the same plan as I had--arrive early, get in and get out swiftly. Almost [...]

1903, 2020

Misdiagnosed Not Defeated

March 19th, 2020|0 Comments

After 8 long years of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, living with type 2 diabetes, and being treated for type 2 diabetes...it turns out that I never had type 2 diabetes. I first shared this news on my social media account on my 9-year diaversary, February 11th. I did it [...]

103, 2020

I’m Back and Ready

March 1st, 2020|4 Comments

This is me. I took this picture today (March 1, 2020) after trying to find the right imagine to capture my current mood. After taking a break from my blog for the past few months, I'm back and ready to be renewed in a way that only writing can do. Today, [...]

1010, 2019

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

October 10th, 2019|1 Comment

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 [...]

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