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11 06, 2020

To Be Black American With Diabetes: My Journey

By | 2020-06-11T15:27:34+00:00 June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

When I was diagnosed with diabetes in February 2011, I was given educational pamphlets about diabetes during my 6-day stay in the hospital. At the time they didn’t know which type of diabetes I had, so I received material on both type 1 and type 2. When I was released from the hospital and followed up with my endocrinologist, I [...]

18 05, 2020

Micro-Diabetes Burnout

By | 2020-05-25T08:50:57+00:00 May 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

This is the beginning of SUNDAY SOLILOQUIES. For the next few Sundays, I'll post a video and a blog post about whatever is on my mind related to diabetes. Today, I want to talk about micro diabetes burnout. You're probably wondering, what's that. Keep reading and you'll see. I woke up this morning at 5am, first thing on my mind [...]

2 05, 2020

Diabetes and The Clark Sisters Lifetime Movie

By | 2020-05-22T07:33:32+00:00 May 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

I recently watched The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, a Lifetime movie that was released on April 11, 2020.  To start, I want to say that there were a number of things I enjoyed about the film. I am thankful that someone found this all-women gospel group worthy of having their stories told on a national network. I enjoyed [...]

3 04, 2020

Everyone is NOT safe at home!

By | 2020-04-04T06:49:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

I keep seeing these memes on social media and honestly, they are triggers for me. I found myself having a full-fledged nightmare two nights ago after reading it and thinking about my childhood. Home was rarely safe for me. Before I could speak, I would cry when my mother turned the car down our street to go home. She soon [...]

29 03, 2020

Slowly Unraveling: Know Your Signs

By | 2020-03-29T18:16:21+00:00 March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

It's been 2 weeks since I've been in quarantine. I was handing it well. Until yesterday. Yesterday, I woke up early and went to the grocery store. After arriving, I saw roughly 40 other people who had the same plan as I had--arrive early, get in and get out swiftly. Almost instantly, my excitement for our weekly outing disappeared.  I [...]

19 03, 2020

Misdiagnosed Not Defeated

By | 2020-03-19T19:37:25+00:00 March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

After 8 long years of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, living with type 2 diabetes, and being treated for type 2 diabetes...it turns out that I never had type 2 diabetes. I first shared this news on my social media account on my 9-year diaversary, February 11th. I did it with the first episode of a vlog series which [...]

1 03, 2020

I’m Back and Ready

By | 2020-03-03T05:18:47+00:00 March 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

This is me. I took this picture today (March 1, 2020) after trying to find the right imagine to capture my current mood. After taking a break from my blog for the past few months, I'm back and ready to be renewed in a way that only writing can do. Today, I begin a journey of being conscious about my [...]

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 [...]

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