Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 30 2011

Give myself a shot? You MUST be tripping!

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 …

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Mar 29 2011

Tribute to Famous African American Diabetics

I use to like Patti LaBelle, but now I love her, she is my Shero.  I was flipping through one of her cookbooks and when I read “I had diabetes, but I wasn’t going to let it have me,” I cried right there in the Barnes and Noble.  Those words struck a cord with me.  …

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Mar 28 2011

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

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 …

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Mar 27 2011

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

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 …

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Mar 26 2011

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

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 …

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