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Feb 15 2017

Celebrating 6 years of LIVING with Diabetes

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 was blurred, speech slurred, …

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Jan 15 2017

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Type 2

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, but it’s not a …

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Dec 23 2016

Tips to Handle Food Pushers

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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 “a little of this” …

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Oct 30 2016

How To Help Someone When Low Blood Sugar Strikes

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This month, I competed in the Pink Ladies Game Day Challenge with three of my sorority sisters for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We had a BLAST! We played tug-o-war, changed a car tire, relay raced, paddle boarded, and more. It was a team challenge competition and although we didn’t win best costume, it wasn’t because …

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Aug 06 2016

Support My 100lbs Weight Loss

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I can’t believe I am even writing “Support my 100lbs weight loss” because when I started my journey, I never imagined this could be possible. I am 15lbs away from losing 100lbs in 10 years. In 2006, I went to Paris for the first time. I wanted to buy some jeans that had enough leg …

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Aug 05 2016

My Medical Visits: Experiences to Talk About

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Recently, I was asked to write a brief opinion piece about an experience I had as a patient. As I began writing, I realized that I have so many stories because living with a chronic illness means constantly going to the doctor. Since I could only pick one story for the magazine, I decided to …

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Jun 24 2016

Loving the BLUETOOTH connection!

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There is something very magical about having the ability to sync your glucose readings automatically. It makes your life a million times better. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to see my endocrinologist and had some readings in a traditional logbook and some readings on an app on my phone, but the …

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Apr 16 2016

Qatar Airways has the BEST Diabetic Meals!

I travel a lot. I am blessed to have have flown on more international flights than I can count and with a variety of airlines. I’ve traveled to 21 countries but I have NEVER had a diabetic meal as balanced and delicious as I have on Qatar Airways. Last week, on my flight from Houston …

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Mar 16 2016

Never Forget: Diabetes is Bigger than You

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It’s always a unique experience when you travel to a diabetes walk. Why? Because you get a real sense of just how global the epidemic is. Sometimes we can get caught up in our little sections of the diabetes cause and remain focused on “our” issues be it race, age, type, nationality, or some other …

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Mar 09 2016

If Your Skin Could Talk? TriDerma’s Competition

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If you attended any of my recent Diabetes Awareness Seminars, then you most likely got a chance to sample TriDerma’s new Diabetes Defense Skin Care products. Here’s an opportunity to get more of their products because you, yes YOU, have a chance to win. Information: Each time a customer writes a product review during the …

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