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 | 2017-07-26T07:29:39+00:00 May 16th, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Faith|

Just as I began tosmile again,say "I am diabetic" with a matter-of-fact tone,establish a routine,learn how to count carbs,Just as I began tofeel 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 week than I laugh,let this diagnosis take my spirit,Just [...]

15 04, 2011

Better Health Brightened My Day

By | 2017-07-26T07:29:23+00:00 April 15th, 2011|Diabetic Services|

Yesterday, it came to me like a suffocating wave--I NEED to know other diabetics.  The reality that no one close to me understands what I'm going through was weighing heavily on my mind.  Since I don't have the telephone number of any diabetics, I don't have anyone to talk to who can say "I understand what you mean."Finally, in the [...]

30 03, 2011

Give myself a shot? You MUST be tripping!

By | 2017-07-26T06:54:57+00:00 March 30th, 2011|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

On my fourth day in the hospital, the night nurse entered my room with the regiment of medications and I said, "Oh no.  You've come to give me a shot.  I hate those things." She smiled. "No, I am not going to give you a shot.""Yes, you are.  I see the needle in your hand."She smiled brighter and it was laced [...]

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