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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

The Unexpected Gift Diabetes Gave Me

August 15th, 2019|

When I was diagnosed with diabetes, there wasn't a single person in my cell phone's contact list that had diabetes. I was alone and felt every ounce of it. Last night while browsing through photos [...]

Let’s Talk Trash

April 2nd, 2019|

I recently uploaded two images on my IG page and the activity soared. The combined post showed an image of my breakfast with the caption " How I eat breakfast from my local diner and [...]

Beware: Jardiance and the Window Seat

December 6th, 2018|

Last month, I added an SGTL2 inhibitor to my diabetes management. Jardiance is the name of the one my endocrinologist prescribed, but there are others like Farxiga and Invokana, to name a few. These drugs make you [...]

Top 5 Takeaways from DiabetesMine University

November 10th, 2018|

Last week I had the outstanding privilege to attend the 2018 DiabetesMine University which consisted of the Innovation Summit & DData Technology Exchange. I was one of 9 Patient Voices Winners from across the globe. [...]

I Didn’t Beat Diabetes, I Fight With It

September 19th, 2018|

Yesterday, someone wrote to me the following sentence. “I want you to tell me how to beat diabetes, like you.” This simple statement stopped me in my tracks because that’s not how I perceive it. [...]