Living With diabetes
Misdiagnosed & Undiagnosed
Diagnosed Not Defeated
Welcome to one of the most dynamic blogs about living with diabetes. Explore an array of informative categories about being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes. I’ve had the “privilege” of being diagnosed with both types of diabetes. In 2011, I was diagnosed with type 2 and eight years later in 2019, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As a person living with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) my platform provides the unique experience of understanding both types personally. Being misdiagnosed has been an emotional experience, but I try to find the light. One way is by reminding myself that I’ve wanted to bridge the types since my blog began and believing that last year God answered that prayer.
I hope you’ll enjoy my posts about living with diabetes. They include topics such as recipes, fitness, travel, faith-based perspectives, and much more. Stay as long as you like and come back often.
” I enjoy Phyllisa’s in-person workshops because she makes diabetes management easy to understand. I have attended a few sessions and I always leave motivated.”
” I am a caregiver and reading Phyllisa’s blog posts give me insight into what my loved ones might be experiencing. They don’t always tell me how they are feeling and I appreciate reading her honest and open-reflections on the challenges and triumphs of life with diabetes.”
Innovation in Diabetes
Living with diabetes doesn’t only impact the person who was diagnosed; it impacts close family and friends as well. When I was first told I have diabetes, I didn’t want to tell anyone else. In fact, I started this blog [...]
Flowers While They Smell Them
Flowers While They Smell Them I grew up hearing the saying, “Give me my flowers while I can smell them.” It’s so important to honor people who have made our path in the journey of life a little bit smoother. [...]
Diabetes Steals My Sleep Often
Diabetes Steals My Sleep Often Almost from the moment diabetes entered my world, it’s been stealing sleep from me. When I was in the hospital at diagnosis, the round-the-clock attention of the medical team kept me awake. I only had [...]
I Want Diabetes Treatment Options Presented Like Contraceptive Options!
I Want Diabetes Treatment Options Presented Like Contraceptive Options! Before the close of Women’s History Month, I’m sharing something that has been on my mind for quite some time. My history with Women’s Health has its fair share of ups [...]
Reflections of Diabetes on My Wedding Anniversary
I didn’t know, how could I have known, that when I heard my husband promise to love me in sickness and in health at the age of 29, that I’d fall sick, really sick, within the first two years of [...]
A New Year Is Here
A New Year Is Here It’s 2022! This is one of my favorite times of the year because it’s a time when everyone is hopeful. We make promises to ourselves to be on our best behavior. We eat cleaner, we [...]
I Wish I Knew Before Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine
I Wish I Knew Before Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine In the state where I reside, people w/T1D were finally approved to get the COVID-19 vaccine last week on Monday. I got it Wednesday. I was hesitant but also looking forward [...]
My article for T1D Exchange on Health Inequity
My article for T1D Exchange on Health Inequity Hey Everyone, I wrote an article on my experiences with health inequity and my diabetes journey. Check it out here.
10 Years Ago Today, I Died in My Bathtub from Diabetes
10 Years Ago Today, I Died in My Bathtub from Diabetes I have cried on Valentine’s Day every year for the past 10 years. Today was no exception. Ten years ago, I lost weight quickly, started losing my vision, couldn’t [...]