29 03, 2020

Slowly Unraveling: Know Your Signs

By | 2020-03-29T18:16:21+00:00 March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

It's been 2 weeks since I've been in quarantine. I was handing it well. Until yesterday. Yesterday, I woke up early and went to the grocery store. After arriving, I saw roughly 40 other people who had the same plan as I had--arrive early, get in and get out swiftly. Almost instantly, my excitement for our weekly outing disappeared.  I [...]

19 03, 2020

Misdiagnosed Not Defeated

By | 2020-03-19T19:37:25+00:00 March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

After 8 long years of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, living with type 2 diabetes, and being treated for type 2 diabetes...it turns out that I never had type 2 diabetes. I first shared this news on my social media account on my 9-year diaversary, February 11th. I did it with the first episode of a vlog series which [...]

1 03, 2020

I’m Back and Ready

By | 2020-03-03T05:18:47+00:00 March 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

This is me. I took this picture today (March 1, 2020) after trying to find the right imagine to capture my current mood. After taking a break from my blog for the past few months, I'm back and ready to be renewed in a way that only writing can do. Today, I begin a journey of being conscious about my [...]

15 08, 2019

The Unexpected Gift Diabetes Gave Me

By | 2019-08-15T02:00:31+00:00 August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When I was diagnosed with diabetes, there wasn't a single person in my cell phone's contact list that had diabetes. I was alone and felt every ounce of it. Last night while browsing through photos on my cell phone, I realized that in addition to making my life more complicated, diabetes also gave me an unexpected gift...friends and acquaintances from [...]

2 04, 2019

Let’s Talk Trash

By | 2019-04-02T13:46:38+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

I recently uploaded two images on my IG page and the activity soared. The combined post showed an image of my breakfast with the caption " How I eat breakfast from my local diner and keep my carb count low. Swipe to see." Once swiped, there is a video of me throwing the bulk of the french fries and bread [...]

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, [...]

6 12, 2018

Beware: Jardiance and the Window Seat

By | 2018-12-06T23:51:35+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Last month, I added an SGTL2 inhibitor to my diabetes management. Jardiance is the name of the one my endocrinologist prescribed, but there are others like Farxiga and Invokana, to name a few. These drugs make you urinate, a lot! Earlier this week, I boarded an early morning flight headed to Copenhagen, Denmark for Novo Nordisk's first DEEPtalk (the next post will [...]

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