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31 03, 2017

PillDrill: It Actually Helped Me Improve My A1C

By | 2017-08-01T02:50:49+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Diabetes Product Reviews|

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. A few weeks ago, I received a box in the mail. I was excited to try the [...]

15 02, 2017

Celebrating 6 years of LIVING with Diabetes

By | 2017-08-01T02:27:37+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Diabetes Anniversaries|

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On February 15th I celebrated six years of living. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, the ink was was drying on the last page of my personal book of life. I was going into a coma. By the time I got to the ER, my vision was blurred, speech slurred, and I wasn't able to [...]

15 01, 2017

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Type 2

By | 2017-08-01T02:53:36+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

In the past couple of months I have met a few people who are newly diagnosed or friends have shared with me that they have a relative or friend who is newly diagnosed and wanted to know how they help. To the Newly Diagnosed: Yes, having diabetes can be a scary, but it's not a death sentence. Yes, having diabetes [...]

23 12, 2016

Tips to Handle Food Pushers

By | 2017-08-01T02:56:01+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

The holiday season brings with it a lot of emotions. Some Good. Some Bad. And some are just Bothersome and Stressful. During the holidays, I find myself spending hours of mental energy building my reserve of comebacks specifically targeted towards FOOD PUSHERS. FOOD PUSHER: A person who insists on you having "a little of this" or "a piece of that" [...]

30 10, 2016

How To Help Someone When Low Blood Sugar Strikes

By | 2017-08-01T02:59:48+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Assisting Someone with Diabetes|

This month, I competed in the Pink Ladies Game Day Challenge with three of my sorority sisters for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We had a BLAST! We played tug-o-war, changed a car tire, relay raced, paddle boarded, and more. It was a team challenge competition and although we didn't win best costume, it wasn't because we didn't try. We were [...]

9 10, 2016

Diabetes Epidemic as a Zombie Apocalypse

By | 2017-08-01T03:01:43+00:00 October 9th, 2016|Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Recently in the diabetes online community, people were responding to this: I didn't reply immediately because I wanted to do something more than write a note in the comment section. It's not easy living with T2 and this type of propaganda is harmful. I would like to thank everyone who stood up and supported the T2 community. The organization has [...]

6 08, 2016

Support My 100lbs Weight Loss

By | 2017-08-01T03:06:22+00:00 August 6th, 2016|Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I can't believe I am even writing "Support my 100lbs weight loss" because when I started my journey, I never imagined this could be possible. I am 15lbs away from losing 100lbs in 10 years. In 2006, I went to Paris for the first time. I wanted to buy some jeans that had enough leg room in them for walking. [...]

5 08, 2016

My Medical Visits: Experiences to Talk About

By | 2017-08-01T03:08:37+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Diabetic Services, Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Recently, I was asked to write a brief opinion piece about an experience I had as a patient. As I began writing, I realized that I have so many stories because living with a chronic illness means constantly going to the doctor. Since I could only pick one story for the magazine, I decided to post a few stories on [...]

24 06, 2016

Loving the BLUETOOTH connection!

By | 2017-08-01T03:09:39+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Diabetes Product Reviews|

There is something very magical about having the ability to sync your glucose readings automatically. It makes your life a million times better. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to see my endocrinologist and had some readings in a traditional logbook and some readings on an app on my phone, but the majority of the readings were [...]

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