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15 08, 2019

The Unexpected Gift Diabetes Gave Me

By | 2019-08-15T02:00:31+00:00 August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When I was diagnosed with diabetes, there wasn't a single person in my cell phone's contact list that had diabetes. I was alone and felt every ounce of it. Last night while browsing through photos on my cell phone, I realized that in addition to making my life more complicated, diabetes also gave me an unexpected gift...friends and acquaintances from [...]

2 04, 2019

Let’s Talk Trash

By | 2019-04-02T13:46:38+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

I recently uploaded two images on my IG page and the activity soared. The combined post showed an image of my breakfast with the caption " How I eat breakfast from my local diner and keep my carb count low. Swipe to see." Once swiped, there is a video of me throwing the bulk of the french fries and bread [...]

10 01, 2019

What Nobody Told Me About Accepting The Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

By | 2019-01-11T06:41:24+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Dealing with Others About Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Faith, Uncategorized|

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2011, I had a hard time processing it. I spent weeks, if not months, wondering how this happened to me and if I was diagnosed correctly this time. Initially, I was misdiagnosed, so the seed of doubt was planted. Over time, I accepted the fact that I have type 2 diabetes, [...]

6 12, 2018

Beware: Jardiance and the Window Seat

By | 2018-12-06T23:51:35+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Last month, I added an SGTL2 inhibitor to my diabetes management. Jardiance is the name of the one my endocrinologist prescribed, but there are others like Farxiga and Invokana, to name a few. These drugs make you urinate, a lot! Earlier this week, I boarded an early morning flight headed to Copenhagen, Denmark for Novo Nordisk's first DEEPtalk (the next post will [...]

10 11, 2018

Top 5 Takeaways from DiabetesMine University

By | 2018-11-10T04:29:46+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Last week I had the outstanding privilege to attend the 2018 DiabetesMine University which consisted of the Innovation Summit & DData Technology Exchange. I was one of 9 Patient Voices Winners from across the globe. I am humbled to be in the company of others influencers within the diabetes sphere. I felt extra special to be in the same room [...]

17 10, 2018

How The Price of Insulin Changed My Walk With God

By | 2018-10-17T03:43:55+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I required insulin to not only sustain my life, but to bring me back from the dead. I wasn’t completely dead or if I was, I wasn’t dead for long, thankfully. I was unconscious in my bathtub for an unknown amount of time from the extremely high levels of sugar in [...]

19 09, 2018

I Didn’t Beat Diabetes, I Fight With It

By | 2018-09-19T07:10:36+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Yesterday, someone wrote to me the following sentence. “I want you to tell me how to beat diabetes, like you.” This simple statement stopped me in my tracks because that’s not how I perceive it. Yes, I’ve shed nearly 100 lbs. Yes, I have run over thirty 5k races. Yes, I eat healthier now and have more discipline around food [...]

17 09, 2018

Interacting With A Polite Persistent Food Pusher

By | 2018-09-17T23:59:06+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Food pushers come in various degrees and I've been come across a wide range. The aggressive food pusher: "Here, try this." Me: "I am counting carbs, no thanks." Aggressive FP: "That's good to know, but try it, it's just a little bit." (There's no way out) The Self-important Food Pusher: "I made this, taste it." Me: "I maxed out on [...]

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