10 01, 2019

What Nobody Told Me About Accepting The Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

By | 2019-01-11T06:41:24+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Dealing with Others About Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Faith, Uncategorized|

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, [...]

2 12, 2014

There is No Cure and God is Still God

By | 2017-07-27T03:11:45+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

There is no cure for diabetes... and yet, God is STILL God. I live with a bodily dysfunction for which there is no cure. There is no cure. There is no cure. I live with a broken pancreas and prayer hasn't fixed it. I accept it. I accept it. I accept it just as I accept the crucifixion. Just as [...]

10 09, 2014

Diabetes Blues

By | 2017-07-27T03:20:54+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

I came into 2014 with the diabetes blues. It gets us all at some point. I've worked so very hard to get myself on a routine, to keep my glucose levels low, but nothing I was doing was working any more. While others had warned me about Diabetes Burn Out, I hadn't expected it to last so long. But it [...]

21 12, 2013

You Only Get One (a non-diabetic post)

By | 2017-07-27T03:22:22+00:00 December 21st, 2013|Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

As the year comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the choices that I made in life that have landed me here. Here in this place in my life, here alive on this day, here in this location, here at this stage of life. Here, in every sense of what it means to be here. Emotionally, physically, spiritually, [...]

23 01, 2013

But God…

By | 2017-07-27T07:01:31+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

For a while now, I've been contemplating this blog because it is of significance to the professionals who administer medical care to black people who do not divorce the spiritual from the physical. When physicians and others communicate with us about our health issues, they have to understand that where we view our health condition through a religious lens. I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 10, 2011

My Mind is the Most Important Muscle

By | 2017-07-27T02:21:15+00:00 October 13th, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

I haven't been paying attention to my mind.  I've been studying the way a diabetic should eat, monitor their glucose, exercise, get various health checkups, but I have not given my thoughts much thought.I've been too busy rebuilding my home, restoring my health, that I didn't take the time out to restore my mind.  I remember vividly, a day in [...]

31 05, 2011

Surviving a Natural Disaster with Diabetes–OMG!

By | 2017-07-26T07:31:48+00:00 May 31st, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

Living through a natural disaster as a newly diagnosed Diabetic SUCKS! Plain and simple! (And, I'm not going to search for more sophisticated terms). Do you really expect me to remember diabetes when my home is blowing in the wind?I admit...after seeing how the tornado Karate-chopped my home and left me scrambling for the pieces, I forgot all about diabetes. [...]

16 05, 2011

The Storms of Life Keep on Raging

By | 2018-04-14T01:46:50+00:00 May 16th, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

Just as I began to smile again, say "I am diabetic" with a matter-of-fact tone, establish a routine, learn how to count carbs, Just as I began to feel more like my old self, dance again, listen to music and daydream Just as I began NOT to fear dying in my sleep from a diabetic attack, cry more in a [...]

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