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 [...]

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 [...]

26 02, 2016

My Struggle With Rice Dishes and The Plate Method

By | 2017-07-26T09:25:06+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

I like the plate method and do my best to eat by it and the carb exchange method, but I have to admit that I also enjoy one pot rice dishes such as Yellow rice and chicken Chicken briyani Pepper steak rice stew Stir fry rice and many others. When it comes to counting carbs, I struggle with these types [...]

1 12, 2015

Dry Skin, Diabetes, and TriDerma’s “Foot Revival” Cream

By | 2017-08-01T03:17:37+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Diabetes Product Reviews, Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

I have always had dry skin, that's just my skin type. Some have oily, others have combination, I have dry. However, I never thought about how my skin might be drier because of diabetes, I simply thought it could be the harsher water or age or me not drinking enough water. But, after trying some of TriDerma products, I realize [...]

22 02, 2013

HELP, I’m sick and my glucose is UP

By | 2017-07-27T08:46:10+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Symptoms of Diabetes|

I have read enough pamphlets that say when diabetics are sick their glucose levels change and it is usually higher. But, until now that has NEVER happened to me. My personal norm:First thing in the morning: 90-1202 hours after eating: 130-150After workout: 80-100Now that I am sick:First thing in the morning: 145-1602 hours after eating: 150-166After workout:130I'm in a panic. [...]

15 01, 2013

I Took a Bath…After 2 Years

By | 2017-07-27T07:02:31+00:00 January 15th, 2013|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Symptoms of Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

Last month in a diabetes facebook discussion, I made a confession that I hadn't told ANYONE before that moment, "I haven't taken a bath in a tub since being diagnosed because I'm scared."Now, I want to be clear and say, that I have taken showers everyday. The fear of tub baths occurred the night before I was diagnosed with diabetes [...]

21 12, 2012

Fighting for my Womb: Black Women’s Reproductive Health and the Medical World

By | 2017-07-27T07:03:53+00:00 December 21st, 2012|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Motherhood|

As a black woman in academia, motherhood is already a complicated venture. First, most of us have fibroids (I had one that thankfully calcified on its own). Secondly, when you're in education, it's proper to plan a summer delivery (which means you only have a three-month widow to conceive). Thirdly, when you're a professor, you have to decide how to [...]

3 09, 2012

Diabetes is a Disability?!?

By | 2017-07-27T08:51:52+00:00 September 3rd, 2012|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

Okay, this might sound strange, but I never and I mean NEVER thought about myself as having a disability until three days ago. So this morning, I am writing to move beyond the space that I am in. Here's what happened...I'm currently working on an article about diabetes and I decided to look for journals where I can publish the [...]

9 08, 2012

I Subscribe to Diabetic Magazines and I’m Not Ashamed (anymore)

By | 2017-07-27T08:20:59+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

Yesterday, I retrieved my mail after having it on hold for summer vacation. Among the bills and junk mail were a variety of things about diabetes.  I have the latest issues of Diabetes Forecast, invitations for the upcoming diabetes walk, two bright red envelops with helpful information about managing diabetes from the American Diabetes Association, and I even have 10 [...]

26 04, 2012

Pre-Diabetes…the Warning I NEVER Received

By | 2017-07-27T08:21:42+00:00 April 26th, 2012|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

I am not close friends with Jealousy. There are few times in my life where I have felt jealous of something or someone.  Mainly because I wasn't raised to have those feelings and I was taught that we are each on our own path.  To whom much is given, much is required--and if they have much, then they are paying [...]

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