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, [...]

16 08, 2017

Don’t Put My Diabetes Business in the Street Before I Do

By | 2017-10-12T09:42:08+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Assisting Someone with Diabetes, Dealing with Others About Diabetes, Diabetic Airplane Meals|

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I was VERY particular about who I told and when. The four people co-workers that I told, I swore them to secrecy and even resigned from that job without everyone knowing. It's just not easy or comfortable for some people living with diabetes to let the world know . The semester before [...]

8 08, 2013

Changes in One’s Diet is Not a Cure for Diabetes

By | 2017-07-27T03:37:31+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Dealing with Others About Diabetes, Experimentations, Symptoms of Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

I cannot see the E on the eye chart with my natural eyes. I know that the first symbol is an E because I've been taking eye exams since I was 10 years old. Since the 5th grade, I've been wearing eye glasses, in high school I switched to contacts, and from college until I now I enjoy switching between [...]

16 08, 2011

Will you offer me your legs this easily in 30 years?

By | 2017-07-27T03:04:15+00:00 August 16th, 2011|Dealing with Others About Diabetes|

My first summer as a diabetic taught me a lot about the pressure other people put on diabetics to eat incorrectly.  I found myself at more than a few occasions where people offered me food or portions that are outside of my diet AND THEY WERE INSISTENT. Perhaps, the most common people were diabetics themselves (who eat horribly) or close [...]

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