22 11, 2017

Top 5 Items On My Diabetes Holiday Wish List

By | 2017-11-22T21:12:10+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Assisting Someone with Diabetes, Dealing with Others About Diabetes, News|

As we prepare for Thanksgiving and shopping the entire weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, I want to share with you my holiday wish list. LIVING WITH DIABETES IS EXPENSIVE! These are ideas that can help cut the costs this month for your loved ones. The older I get and think about giving and receiving gifts for the holidays, [...]

12 10, 2017

Link To My Article to How 5k Races Help Me Manage Diabetes

By | 2017-10-12T09:44:37+00:00 October 12th, 2017|5k Races, Freelance Writing, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I was recently asked to describe my experience of participating in 5k races and how it helps me manage diabetes. Here's an excerpt: "When I finished my first 5K, I immediately developed a love for running. But surprisingly, this new interest wasn’t the result of a natural talent for racing. In fact, the only positive result from my first 5K [...]

22 07, 2017

Those Jeans, My Journey: Reflections At The Place Where My Weight Loss Mission Began

By | 2017-10-12T09:43:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Diabetic Recipes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food, Type 2 Diabetes and Travel, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I shed 90lbs in 11 years and here's the picture to prove it. I was aiming for 100lbs a few months ago and that still may be coming soon, but for now, I stop to reflect on this amazing fact. And there's more to this story than what I've lost, keep reading to find out some of the beautiful things [...]

18 07, 2017

Proudly wearing a STYLISH Medical Alert Bracelet

By | 2017-08-01T02:30:46+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Diabetes Product Reviews|

*Disclaimer: The bracelet shown was given to me in exchange for an honest review of StickyJewelry's product. All opinions are mine and are truthful. I haven't worn a medical alert bracelet in a while and I have been missing the security feeling that comes along with wearing one. The issue for me has been that I don't want to publicly [...]

17 05, 2017

I’d Wish You Get Your Risk Factors Straight

By | 2017-08-01T02:33:07+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Today is Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week (#DBlogWeek) and today's topic asks us to reflect upon a person who has passed judgement on us and envision them saying something differently. What would we have them say to us instead of what they actually said. Here I go... I can’t think of a particular person because I have had so [...]

31 03, 2017

PillDrill: It Actually Helped Me Improve My A1C

By | 2017-08-01T02:50:49+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Diabetes Product Reviews|

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. A few weeks ago, I received a box in the mail. I was excited to try the [...]

15 02, 2017

Celebrating 6 years of LIVING with Diabetes

By | 2017-08-01T02:27:37+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Diabetes Anniversaries|

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On February 15th I celebrated six years of living. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, the ink was was drying on the last page of my personal book of life. I was going into a coma. By the time I got to the ER, my vision was blurred, speech slurred, and I wasn't able to [...]

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 [...]

23 12, 2016

Tips to Handle Food Pushers

By | 2017-08-01T02:56:01+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

The holiday season brings with it a lot of emotions. Some Good. Some Bad. And some are just Bothersome and Stressful. During the holidays, I find myself spending hours of mental energy building my reserve of comebacks specifically targeted towards FOOD PUSHERS. FOOD PUSHER: A person who insists on you having "a little of this" or "a piece of that" [...]

6 08, 2016

Support My 100lbs Weight Loss

By | 2017-08-01T03:06:22+00:00 August 6th, 2016|Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I can't believe I am even writing "Support my 100lbs weight loss" because when I started my journey, I never imagined this could be possible. I am 15lbs away from losing 100lbs in 10 years. In 2006, I went to Paris for the first time. I wanted to buy some jeans that had enough leg room in them for walking. [...]

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