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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.

Testimonies

” 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 Blog Posts

10 Years Ago Today, I Died in My Bathtub from Diabetes

February 15th, 2021|

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 give a lecture to my college [...]

A Visual of Diabetes Burnout

February 11th, 2021|

This week I participated in an experiment where I made a mark on my arm each time I thought about diabetes. This began as a campaign during diabetes awareness month, but I didn't have the [...]

New Year and New Path

January 5th, 2021|

It's 2021 and like most of you, I'm glad that 2020 is over and praying that 2021 is much better. I'm optimistic that this year will be better for me. In 2020, I resided in [...]

To Be Black American With Diabetes: My Journey

June 11th, 2020|

When I was diagnosed with diabetes in February 2011, I was given educational pamphlets about diabetes during my 6-day stay in the hospital. At the time they didn’t know which type of diabetes I had, [...]

Micro-Diabetes Burnout

May 18th, 2020|

This is the beginning of SUNDAY SOLILOQUIES. For the next few Sundays, I'll post a video and a blog post about whatever is on my mind related to diabetes. Today, I want to talk about [...]

Diabetes and The Clark Sisters Lifetime Movie

May 2nd, 2020|

I recently watched The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, a Lifetime movie that was released on April 11, 2020.  To start, I want to say that there were a number of things I enjoyed [...]