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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 [...]

20 06, 2018

Two T2s Discuss the Freestyle Libre

By | 2018-06-20T10:53:01+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

My dear friend Sue (at Diabetes Ramblings) and I were recently together at HealtheVoices18 and discovered that we both were using the Freestyle Libre. We teamed up to give you our opinions on the device. How long have you been using the Freestyle Libre? Me: Since April 2018 Sue: December 2017 What do you like about the Freestyle Libre? Me:I [...]

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, [...]

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