27 06, 2011

A Trip to Martinique

By | 2017-07-26T07:34:31+00:00 June 27th, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

Earlier this month, I took my first trip to Martinique as a person living with diabetes. Since 2008, I've been visiting the beautiful Caribbean island located in the lower Antilles frequently. There were a few things that made me nervous about having to bring diabetes along for the ride this time. #1-I swim almost every day when I'm there.  But [...]

6 06, 2011

Diabetic Attacks (Hypoglycemia)-In My Own Words

By | 2017-07-26T07:25:26+00:00 June 6th, 2011|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

Within hours of being diagnosed with diabetes the nurses told me to "Beware of low blood sugar."What they should have said was, "Watch out for those diabetic attacks, if you think you've kissed death while your sugar is too high, just wait until it gets too low."Of course they couldn't say it just like that, but since I'm not in [...]

2 06, 2011

An 8-hour International Flight

By | 2017-07-26T07:02:39+00:00 June 2nd, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

Before becoming a diabetic, I loved to travel.  "Traveling" has been my initial response to the question "So, what is your favorite thing to do?" since my days as an undergraduate.Traveling for me is so freeing, so liberating, and a way to clear my mind.  When my car tires hit the road for a long drive to a new destination [...]

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