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.”
A Visual of Diabetes Burnout
A Visual of Diabetes Burnout 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
New Year and New Path 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 [...]
Today, I’m wearing the most expensive earrings I own !
Today I'm wearing the most expensive earrings I own A year ago today, I got some shocking news about my diabetes, and to mark the occasion, I’ve decided to wear the most expensive pair of earrings I won.
The Importance of Finding the Right Health Care Team
The Importance of Finding the Right Health Care Team I was compensated by Med-IQ through an educational grant from Sanofi to write about the realities of diabetes as a chronic disease. All opinions are my own. I recently had the [...]
I had a Covid-19 Anxiety Attack on the Airplane and Here are Tips to Avoid Doing the Same
I Covid-19 Anxiety Attack on the Airplane and Here are Tips to Avoid Doing the Same. Being on lockdown sucks for the majority of us. The extroverts are ready to run outside, the introverts are sad about having to go [...]
To Be Black American With Diabetes: My Journey
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, so I received material on [...]
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 micro diabetes burnout. You're probably [...]
Diabetes and The Clark Sisters Lifetime Movie
Diabetes and The Clark Sisters Lifetime Movie 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 [...]
Everyone is NOT safe at home!
I keep seeing these memes on social media and honestly, they are triggers for me. I found myself having a full-fledged nightmare two nights ago after reading it and thinking about my childhood. Home was rarely safe for me. Before [...]