30 03, 2011

Give myself a shot? You MUST be tripping!

By | 2017-07-26T06:54:57+00:00 March 30th, 2011|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

On my fourth day in the hospital, the night nurse entered my room with the regiment of medications and I said, "Oh no.  You've come to give me a shot.  I hate those things." She smiled. "No, I am not going to give you a shot.""Yes, you are.  I see the needle in your hand."She smiled brighter and it was laced [...]

28 03, 2011

What in the World Happened? (My Symptoms & Diagnosis)

By | 2017-07-26T06:48:32+00:00 March 28th, 2011|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

I came into the new year determined to finally get below 200lbs.  I've been talking about throwing a 199lbs party for the past five years. After totally changing my diet and making lifestyle changes rather than settling for quick-fix solutions, I have successfully maintained a 25lbs weight loss, but failed to reach my goal of getting below 200lbs.With school behind [...]

27 03, 2011

Moving from Why? to When? (Questions for God)

By | 2017-07-26T06:48:44+00:00 March 27th, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

I haven't told many people about my diagnosis because I can't handle all their questions.  Very few people have allowed me to say "I've been diagnosed with diabetes" and return that statement with "Is there anything that I can do?" or "Do you mind if I pray for you?"   What I'm often met with is a laundry list of [...]

26 03, 2011

Why blog? Why now? And, why is race important?

By | 2017-07-27T08:52:39+00:00 March 26th, 2011|Online Diabetes Advocacy|

I just got around to searching (or rather Googling) for information about being an African American who has been diagnosed with diabetes.  The results were terrifying!  It was a bunch of statistics on how many African Americans have it, die from it, or get limbs removed because of it. What I found is exactly why I haven't searched for information [...]

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