Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 21 2012

Fighting for my Womb: Black Women’s Reproductive Health and the Medical World

As a black woman in academia, motherhood is already a complicated venture. First, most of us have fibroids (I had one that thankfully calcified on its own). Secondly, when you’re in education, it’s proper to plan a summer delivery (which means you only have a three-month widow to conceive). Thirdly, when you’re a professor, you …

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Dec 13 2012

My Cousin is Cured of Diabetes!

I’m home for the holidays. It feels so good to wear short sleeves in December. South Florida certainly is one of the most beautiful places in America. I saw one of my cousins last night.  I haven’t seen him since last Christmas when I told him that I was no longer on medication and that …

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Dec 09 2012

2012: Traveling with Diabetes

This month’s DSMA Blog Carnival asks us to “take a moment to reflect on diabetes in 2012.” Here I go…my reflection of 2012 is primarily about my adventures traveling. I love traveling. But when I was diagnosed with diabetes last year, I thought that I would not enjoy it anymore.  Traveling as a diabetic is …

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Dec 04 2012

An Apple Is Making ALL the Difference

As you know, I was struggling at the gym two weeks ago trying to figure out a way to prevent the hypos that I kept having.  They were extremely frustrating and were cutting into my workout. A drop in glucose levels can switch your mood and can possibly affect your entire day, so hypos were …

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