19 05, 2017

I am more than a “Diabetic Patient”

By | 2017-08-01T02:31:57+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

It's Diabetes Blog Week Day 5. Today's Topic: More than diabetes, express yourself and other parts of who you are. This topic reminded me of something that happened recently. I was invited to participate in an event as one of the main speakers. They listed an array of accolades for the other speaker, but for me it only stated my [...]

17 05, 2017

I’d Wish You Get Your Risk Factors Straight

By | 2017-08-01T02:33:07+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Today is Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week (#DBlogWeek) and today's topic asks us to reflect upon a person who has passed judgement on us and envision them saying something differently. What would we have them say to us instead of what they actually said. Here I go... I can’t think of a particular person because I have had so [...]

16 05, 2017

Unexpected Run-ins With Health Care

By | 2017-07-26T07:50:26+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

It's Diabetes Blog Week 2017 and I am excited to participate. It's been a while since I successfully posted everyday of #DBlogWeek, but I am up for the challenge this year. Today's Topic: Diabetes and the Unexpected When I think about the unexpected things that have happened to me since being diagnosed with diabetes, the health care system is at [...]

26 04, 2017

Today is #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes Day

By | 2017-08-01T02:28:31+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Online Diabetes Advocacy|

I'm excited to participate in #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes Day on April 26, 2017 I thought it would be fun to do it in a series of GIFs. 1. #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes is the reason why I couldn't go full term with my daughter. Not that something was wrong, I was induced at 38 weeks 6 days, just because I have diabetes http://gph.is/2cSY9I6 2. #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

14 05, 2015

DBlog Week Day 4–Changes

By | 2017-08-01T03:23:11+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Today's topic: What I would most like to see change about diabetes. That's an easy one for me. I would like for diabetes management to be more affordable. I was diagnosed while living in the United States and over the past four years I have had the privilege to benefit from access to diabetes care in two other countries and [...]

12 05, 2015

DBlog Week Day 2–What I Keep to Myself

By | 2017-07-26T10:30:35+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Today's topic is very interesting because if I tell you what I don't tell you, then I'm telling you. LOL However, in my most recent interview by Health Central that went live a few weeks ago (see it here) the thing that I've been keeping to myself is now public. Pregnancy and Diabetes. I read, with MUCH appreciation, Kim's and [...]

11 05, 2015

DBlog Week Day 1–I Can

By | 2017-07-26T10:31:04+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

So, today is the kick off of the 6th annual DBlog Week and today's topic is "I CAN..." When I think of the I CAN theme, I think about my ability to integrate diabetes management into my life rather than have diabetes management take over my life. It's been 4 years since I was diagnosed and for the first year [...]

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