15 01, 2017

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Type 2

By | 2017-08-01T02:53:36+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

In the past couple of months I have met a few people who are newly diagnosed or friends have shared with me that they have a relative or friend who is newly diagnosed and wanted to know how they help. To the Newly Diagnosed: Yes, having diabetes can be a scary, but it's not a death sentence. Yes, having diabetes [...]

5 08, 2016

My Medical Visits: Experiences to Talk About

By | 2017-08-01T03:08:37+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Diabetic Services, Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Recently, I was asked to write a brief opinion piece about an experience I had as a patient. As I began writing, I realized that I have so many stories because living with a chronic illness means constantly going to the doctor. Since I could only pick one story for the magazine, I decided to post a few stories on [...]

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 [...]

9 08, 2012

I Subscribe to Diabetic Magazines and I’m Not Ashamed (anymore)

By | 2017-07-27T08:20:59+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

Yesterday, I retrieved my mail after having it on hold for summer vacation. Among the bills and junk mail were a variety of things about diabetes.  I have the latest issues of Diabetes Forecast, invitations for the upcoming diabetes walk, two bright red envelops with helpful information about managing diabetes from the American Diabetes Association, and I even have 10 [...]

28 03, 2011

What in the World Happened? (My Symptoms & Diagnosis)

By | 2017-07-26T06:48:32+00:00 March 28th, 2011|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

I came into the new year determined to finally get below 200lbs.  I've been talking about throwing a 199lbs party for the past five years. After totally changing my diet and making lifestyle changes rather than settling for quick-fix solutions, I have successfully maintained a 25lbs weight loss, but failed to reach my goal of getting below 200lbs.With school behind [...]

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