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14 06, 2018

Freestyle Libre: Has It Changed My Life?

By | 2018-06-14T01:23:02+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I finally got my hands on the Freestyle Libre (a CGM finally available for people with type 2 diabetes) a couple of months ago. I've been waiting to review it until I had adequate time with it. It's been roughly two months, so here you go. Overall, I am pleased with it, but as with everything there is THE GOOD, [...]

9 06, 2018

Book Giveaway: A Quick Summer Read Could Be Yours

By | 2018-06-09T07:56:53+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It's Mango season! As a kid growing up in South Florida, I couldn't wait until the summer to have as many mangoes as my stomach could handle. Of course, I would start off eating from the two trees in our backyard, but as the days went on and I got tired of eating ours, I traded with the next door [...]

4 05, 2018

Don’t Try This at Home for Ramadan

By | 2018-05-04T09:27:13+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There I was minding my own diabetes business when I saw a pamphlet about fasting during Ramadan. Naturally, with Ramadan starting in a few days, I picked it up and read it. There were some great tips on there about avoiding sugary drinks, butter, and large portions. But then something caught my eye. Immediately when I saw this SAMPLE PLATE, [...]

22 04, 2018

Redefining Diabetes Failure

By | 2018-05-05T07:51:41+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Type 2 Diabetes is seen as failure. Taking insulin when you have type 2 diabetes is seen as a failure. So, imagine what it's like living with type 2 diabetes and talking insulin. Who needs another reason to feel like a failure? I don't! I am back on insulin. When I was first diagnosed, I started on insulin. After a [...]

20 01, 2018

Reflections on 2017

By | 2018-03-02T00:20:20+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

2017 was an exciting year for me. I learned a lot of about diabetes advocacy and discovered that some things are possible that I didn't know existed. When I think back over 2017, there are some things that stick out as milestones and/or extremely memorable. Here are a few of those things  (in no particular order). 1. Creating a peer-to-peer support [...]

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 [...]

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