16 03, 2016

Never Forget: Diabetes is Bigger than You

By | 2017-08-01T03:11:30+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Offline Diabetes Advocacy|

It's always a unique experience when you travel to a diabetes walk. Why? Because you get a real sense of just how global the epidemic is. Sometimes we can get caught up in our little sections of the diabetes cause and remain focused on "our" issues be it race, age, type, nationality, or some other "otherness" category and forget that [...]

13 11, 2015

My Not-So Pinterest Pregnancy Announcement

By | 2017-08-01T03:21:26+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes and Motherhood|

Almost naturally, I found myself on Pinterest searching for "Pregnancy announcements" because I wanted my announcement to be "P.E.R.F.E.C.T." when I told my husband. I thought about telling him over dinner where instead of dessert on the tray, it would be the pregnancy news. Or perhaps a puzzle or scavenger hunt. While, I wasn't sure which one it would be, [...]

14 05, 2015

DBlog Week Day 4–Changes

By | 2017-08-01T03:23:11+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Today's topic: What I would most like to see change about diabetes. That's an easy one for me. I would like for diabetes management to be more affordable. I was diagnosed while living in the United States and over the past four years I have had the privilege to benefit from access to diabetes care in two other countries and [...]

12 05, 2015

DBlog Week Day 2–What I Keep to Myself

By | 2017-07-26T10:30:35+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Today's topic is very interesting because if I tell you what I don't tell you, then I'm telling you. LOL However, in my most recent interview by Health Central that went live a few weeks ago (see it here) the thing that I've been keeping to myself is now public. Pregnancy and Diabetes. I read, with MUCH appreciation, Kim's and [...]

11 05, 2015

DBlog Week Day 1–I Can

By | 2017-07-26T10:31:04+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

So, today is the kick off of the 6th annual DBlog Week and today's topic is "I CAN..." When I think of the I CAN theme, I think about my ability to integrate diabetes management into my life rather than have diabetes management take over my life. It's been 4 years since I was diagnosed and for the first year [...]

15 02, 2015

Four Years and Still Counting…

By | 2017-08-01T03:24:08+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Diabetes Anniversaries|

Today marks four years since I was diagnosed with diabetes. I'm still here, still counting and living my life diagnosed not defeated. Each of my diaversaries are special. When I reflect on where I am now, I know that I am just where I need to be, even though I am not where I want to be in every aspect [...]

9 11, 2013

My First 5k Run

By | 2017-07-27T03:25:18+00:00 November 9th, 2013|5k Races, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

A few months ago, with the support of my husband and my friend Amy, who lives in Qatar, I decided to participate in the Dubai Women's Run (5k).  Training for the 5k was a little more challenging for me than for those who can follow the Couch-to-5k app. My training went like this... Step 1: Walk for 30 mins at [...]

6 11, 2013

Things I Use to Do, I Don’t Do No More (Sweet Tea)

By | 2017-07-27T03:29:47+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, I'm going to give you a little insight on how much my life has changed in the past two years by telling you about things I miss from my life, B.D. (Before Diabetes). This post is about Sweet Tea   Sweet Tea Sweeeeet Teea, honey chile, You know we go waaay back to back [...]

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