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14 12, 2017

Black-ish Brings Type 2 Diabetes To The Center

By | 2017-12-14T13:59:27+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you missed it, last night the tv show Black-ish finished the year with Season 4, episode 9 entitled "Sugar Daddy. " Although I had originally missed it, two of my friends told me that I needed to watch it. In the episode Dre, the father in the show, is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes while visiting his doctor and we [...]

22 11, 2017

Top 5 Items On My Diabetes Holiday Wish List

By | 2017-11-22T21:12:10+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Assisting Someone with Diabetes, Dealing with Others About Diabetes, News|

As we prepare for Thanksgiving and shopping the entire weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, I want to share with you my holiday wish list. LIVING WITH DIABETES IS EXPENSIVE! These are ideas that can help cut the costs this month for your loved ones. The older I get and think about giving and receiving gifts for the holidays, [...]

4 11, 2017

My Announcement of a Lifetime!

By | 2017-11-22T03:18:10+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Back in 2013, I attended my first BlogHer Conference and I had the pleasure of sitting next to Sheryl Sandberg. During one of the activities, we were asked to write down what we would do if we were not afraid. It didn't take me long to write down what I do because it was something that was very present in [...]

12 10, 2017

Link To My Article to How 5k Races Help Me Manage Diabetes

By | 2017-10-12T09:44:37+00:00 October 12th, 2017|5k Races, Freelance Writing, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I was recently asked to describe my experience of participating in 5k races and how it helps me manage diabetes. Here's an excerpt: "When I finished my first 5K, I immediately developed a love for running. But surprisingly, this new interest wasn’t the result of a natural talent for racing. In fact, the only positive result from my first 5K [...]

7 10, 2017

I’m a Member of Blue Circle Voices, What An Honor!

By | 2017-10-12T09:35:08+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It's with great pleasure that I announce to you that I am now a member of the International Diabetes Federation's Blue Circle Voices Network. Blue Circle Voices has a wonderful mission. Mission: BCV act as the global voice of people living with diabetes and draws upon the experiences of people living with diabetes. I am looking forward to connecting with [...]

12 09, 2017

Link to Article About Diabetes and My Faith Walk

By | 2017-10-12T10:24:26+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I recently opened up about how diabetes impacted my faith walk. Here's an excerpt "I am a woman of faith. I believe in miracles. I pray and know that, God hears my prayers. These things I know well, but when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes my faith was impacted. About three days into my hospital visit, I read [...]

16 08, 2017

Don’t Put My Diabetes Business in the Street Before I Do

By | 2017-10-12T09:42:08+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Assisting Someone with Diabetes, Dealing with Others About Diabetes, Diabetic Airplane Meals|

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I was VERY particular about who I told and when. The four people co-workers that I told, I swore them to secrecy and even resigned from that job without everyone knowing. It's just not easy or comfortable for some people living with diabetes to let the world know . The semester before [...]

22 07, 2017

Those Jeans, My Journey: Reflections At The Place Where My Weight Loss Mission Began

By | 2017-10-12T09:43:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Diabetic Recipes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food, Type 2 Diabetes and Travel, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I shed 90lbs in 11 years and here's the picture to prove it. I was aiming for 100lbs a few months ago and that still may be coming soon, but for now, I stop to reflect on this amazing fact. And there's more to this story than what I've lost, keep reading to find out some of the beautiful things [...]

18 07, 2017

Proudly wearing a STYLISH Medical Alert Bracelet

By | 2017-08-01T02:30:46+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Diabetes Product Reviews|

*Disclaimer: The bracelet shown was given to me in exchange for an honest review of StickyJewelry's product. All opinions are mine and are truthful. I haven't worn a medical alert bracelet in a while and I have been missing the security feeling that comes along with wearing one. The issue for me has been that I don't want to publicly [...]

19 05, 2017

I am more than a “Diabetic Patient”

By | 2017-08-01T02:31:57+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

It's Diabetes Blog Week Day 5. Today's Topic: More than diabetes, express yourself and other parts of who you are. This topic reminded me of something that happened recently. I was invited to participate in an event as one of the main speakers. They listed an array of accolades for the other speaker, but for me it only stated my [...]

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