When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2011, I had a hard time processing it. I spent weeks, if not months, wondering how this happened to me and if I was diagnosed correctly this time. Initially, I was misdiagnosed, so the seed of doubt was planted. Over time, I accepted the fact that I have type 2 diabetes, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Like many people, I've been watching these "Stuff people say" videos. None of them, however, embody my experience as a young African American woman with diabetes. So, I decided to join in on the fun.My Video, CLICK HERE--Stuff Folks Say to Me Since Being a DiabeticHope you enjoy watching it as much as I did creating it.
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 [...]