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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.

1608, 2017

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

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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, [...]

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