2 11, 2014

What Diabetes Awareness Month Means to Me

By | 2017-07-27T08:24:00+00:00 November 2nd, 2014|Diabetes Awareness Month|

It's that time of year again...November. November is diabetes awareness month.  Today's Blog Post: What Does Diabetes Awareness Month Mean to Me? This month is special to me because I feel united with others. Because diabetes is such an individual experience I spend most of my time feeling alone. I'm often the loan diabetic in the room or the lone [...]

11 10, 2014

Getting Ready for the Big Blue Test!

By | 2017-07-27T03:18:48+00:00 October 11th, 2014|Big Blue Test|

I am going to do the Big Blue Test this year and my goal is to do it EVERYDAY!!! If you're diabetic, please join me and HUNDREDS of other diabetics who will test their glucose, workout for at least 14 minutes, then test their glucose again, and log their results. If you're not diabetic, please support me and others by [...]

1 11, 2013

It’s November….Diabetes Awarness Month

By | 2017-07-27T03:28:16+00:00 November 1st, 2013|Online Diabetes Advocacy, World Diabetes Day|

Today marks the beginning of a very special month...Diabetes Awareness Month. We each can do our part in bringing awareness to diabetes and supporting those who have to manage diabetes everyday. Diabetes is a 24 hour/7 days kinda thing so be a support. WHAT WILL YOU DO DIFFERENTLY (or new) THIS MONTH? WILL YOU TEST MORE OFTEN? WILL YOU EXERCISE [...]

2 10, 2013

HELP ME with my Diabetes Project

By | 2017-07-27T08:51:59+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Hello Everyone, I'm currently working on a project that blends of personal life (diabetes blogger) with my professional life (a university professor) and I'm asking for your help. If you have ever seen a film or play or television show or read a book that had a diabetic character in it or mentioned diabetes, please put the title in a [...]

30 05, 2013


By | 2017-07-27T08:51:22+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Online Diabetes Advocacy|

As you know from my blog, Diagnosed Not Defeated is the motto I created to help me get through managing diabetes. Dealing with diabetes can be taxing on the spirit, body, and mind. At times I may be exhausted, I may be overwhelmed, I may be emotional, or a host of other things, but I'm not defeated.For many years now during the month [...]

23 08, 2012

August DSMA Blog Carnival

By | 2017-07-27T07:10:21+00:00 August 23rd, 2012|DSMA, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

This month, DSMA asks...  "Your pancreas is in a job interview and totally bombed the question about ______." My pancreas would do fairly well in an interview, until a certain question is asked.  It would have no problem working on weekends, in the evening, and would even be willing to be on call 24 hours a day, if needed.  It [...]

19 02, 2012

My Website Launches!

By | 2017-07-27T08:52:23+00:00 February 19th, 2012|Online Diabetes Advocacy|

This has been a big week for me. Firstly, Wednesday marked one year since I've been diagnosed.  February 15th, my Dia-versary, has come around. I survived one year and I'm praying that I have many more years ahead of me.  While reflecting over this past year, I realized that creating this blog was a beautiful thing. Not only did it give [...]

3 11, 2011

It’s Diabetes Awareness Month-Encourage Each Other

By | 2017-07-27T08:22:59+00:00 November 3rd, 2011|Diabetes Awareness Month, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

We're officially inside Diabetes Awareness Month.  It's so important that you spread the word about the disease, prevention, and to hug, support, and encourage Diabetics. I just want to encourage those who are fatigued, out of whack, have lost their way, and/or have decided to ignore the negative effects of diabetes to GET BACK ON THE GRIND this month. It's [...]

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