8 08, 2013

Changes in One’s Diet is Not a Cure for Diabetes

By | 2017-07-27T03:37:31+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Dealing with Others About Diabetes, Experimentations, Symptoms of Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

I cannot see the E on the eye chart with my natural eyes. I know that the first symbol is an E because I've been taking eye exams since I was 10 years old. Since the 5th grade, I've been wearing eye glasses, in high school I switched to contacts, and from college until I now I enjoy switching between [...]

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 [...]

15 02, 2013

It’s my 2 year Diaversary

By | 2017-07-27T07:00:47+00:00 February 15th, 2013|Diabetes Anniversaries|

It's been two years since I was diagnosed and I've been thinking about my Diaversary all month. On one hand, it seems like only yesterday that I was on the brink of diabetic coma. But on the other hand, when I think about how far I'm come with understanding this illness, two years seems about right. Diaversaries should be a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

6 06, 2011

Diabetic Attacks (Hypoglycemia)-In My Own Words

By | 2017-07-26T07:25:26+00:00 June 6th, 2011|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

Within hours of being diagnosed with diabetes the nurses told me to "Beware of low blood sugar."What they should have said was, "Watch out for those diabetic attacks, if you think you've kissed death while your sugar is too high, just wait until it gets too low."Of course they couldn't say it just like that, but since I'm not in [...]

2 06, 2011

An 8-hour International Flight

By | 2017-07-26T07:02:39+00:00 June 2nd, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

Before becoming a diabetic, I loved to travel.  "Traveling" has been my initial response to the question "So, what is your favorite thing to do?" since my days as an undergraduate.Traveling for me is so freeing, so liberating, and a way to clear my mind.  When my car tires hit the road for a long drive to a new destination [...]

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. [...]

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