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 [...]

2 02, 2016

Pregnancy Weight Gain: Secret to Staying Under 20lbs

By | 2017-08-01T03:16:23+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes and Motherhood, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

Recently, I was asked "So, how long did it take you to lose your pregnancy weight?" I didn't think about it until then, but I actually lost my pregnancy weight at birth. I gained only 17lbs and my daughter was 7lbs. If you add the water weight, the extra blood in the body, and the after birth, I shed that [...]

12 04, 2013

Diabetes, Food, and…Addiction?

By | 2017-07-27T07:49:01+00:00 April 12th, 2013|Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

My relationship with food is complicated and being diagnosed with diabetes has intensified it. This blog is dedicated to all my food “lovers.” I’m talking about those who can identify with the following: People who woke up this morning thinking about what you would like [...]

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 [...]

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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