22 07, 2017

Those Jeans, My Journey: Reflections At The Place Where My Weight Loss Mission Began

By | 2017-10-12T09:43:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Diabetic Recipes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food, Type 2 Diabetes and Travel, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I shed 90lbs in 11 years and here's the picture to prove it. I was aiming for 100lbs a few months ago and that still may be coming soon, but for now, I stop to reflect on this amazing fact. And there's more to this story than what I've lost, keep reading to find out some of the beautiful things [...]

26 09, 2013

Managing Diabetes Abroad

By | 2017-07-27T03:29:58+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

I made it to the UAE again, but this third trip is a little different because I'm staying for a few months. The flight from Atlanta to Dubai was the longest flight I've ever experienced--13 hours and 17 minutes (my longest before that was last summer when I flew from New York to Beijing 12 hours). Since my glucose tends [...]

9 12, 2012

2012: Traveling with Diabetes

By | 2017-07-27T07:11:00+00:00 December 9th, 2012|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

This month's DSMA Blog Carnival asks us to "take a moment to reflect on diabetes in 2012."Here I go...my reflection of 2012 is primarily about my adventures traveling.I love traveling. But when I was diagnosed with diabetes last year, I thought that I would not enjoy it anymore.  Traveling as a diabetic is a challenge. But this year, I couldn't [...]

9 06, 2012

A Peace that China Gave Me

By | 2017-07-27T07:13:38+00:00 June 9th, 2012|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

I went to China last month. It was my first trip to China, my first flight longer than 8 hours, and the first time I went two weeks without worrying about my pancreas hourly. I went to China for work and work trips no matter where they are located are the kind of trips that take up 95% of your [...]

6 04, 2012

A Trip to Boston to See a Play about Diabetes

By | 2017-07-26T06:26:17+00:00 April 6th, 2012|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

For a few months, I've been silent about my trip to Boston because I couldn't grasp the words to describe it.  And, perhaps even now I don't have the words to capture my feelings, but I can describe the journey getting there. As you know by now, I feel like the lone diabetic since I don't have any close friends [...]

2 04, 2012

My First Diabetes Expo

By | 2017-07-26T06:27:05+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

    Yesterday, I went to my first Diabetes Expo.  It was in Atlanta, GA.  I had a blast meeting people and seeing all that the expo had in to offer.  My high school friend Ava joined me and we played at the Expo, oh joy! It's definitely the place to get health checks (glucose, cholesterol, liver levels, and more).  [...]

15 10, 2011

My First Diabetes Walk

By | 2017-07-26T06:24:31+00:00 October 15th, 2011|Offline Diabetes Advocacy, Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

Today I participated in my first diabetes walk.  It was an awesome experience.  My energy level was high the entire time.   I trained, but I did more thinking about training than training most days because the change in exercise as a diabetic is a drag.  I use to just roll out of bed and go straight to the gym, [...]

22 07, 2011

Glucoming

By | 2017-07-27T08:42:25+00:00 July 22nd, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

So, the planking thing is really taking off.  And, it's spun a host of other -ing things to follow like...toothpicking, coning, leisure-diving, owling, and more.So...why not have "Glucoming" for diabetics!Take pics of your glucometer is strange, weird, average, not so average places and post to the Facebook Group I started today.I can't wait to see what happens.Here are a sample [...]

27 06, 2011

A Trip to Martinique

By | 2017-07-26T07:34:31+00:00 June 27th, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

Earlier this month, I took my first trip to Martinique as a person living with diabetes. Since 2008, I've been visiting the beautiful Caribbean island located in the lower Antilles frequently. There were a few things that made me nervous about having to bring diabetes along for the ride this time. #1-I swim almost every day when I'm there.  But [...]

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