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.”

Pam L.

” 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.”

Marlene A.

Latest Posts

Resurrection Day: Diaversary #13

By |February 15th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Today is my diaversary of the first time I heard that I was diagnosed with diabetes. I still get emotional 13 years later. I guess for year "Lucky 13" I have come to accept it. I won't be 100% on [...]

Innovation in Diabetes

By |March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

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

By |November 3rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

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

By |September 18th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

A New Year Is Here

By |January 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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