Tag Archives: diabetes

Dealing with Denial on Everyday Health

Hey there, blog readers. It’s been awhile. I spent the past few months in a bit of a funk, and I’m finally pulling myself out of it. I wrote about dealing with denial over on Everyday Health, so go check that out:

Dealing With Diabetes Denial: Getting Past the ‘Not-Normal’ Blues


Check Me Out: Everyday Health’s New Type 2 & You Column

Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 12.41.15 PMRemember when I wrote a piece for Everyday Health? Well, they asked me to be a regular contributor to their new diabetes blog, Type 2 & You!

My first post is live, Detoxing for Diabetes: My 10-Day Jumpstart to Better Health. You can find me writing over there twice a month 🙂

4 Reasons Why My Journey Is Drug-Free

I had my first appointment with an endocrinologist yesterday. While everyone was nice and no one forcibly made me take a scrip, my desire to not take insulin-management drugs keeps getting questioned. So I thought I’d explain in more detail why I’m starting this journey with diabetes by making exclusively diet and lifestyle changes, without the use of pharmaceuticals.  Continue reading

A Trip to the Nutritionist

breakfastequationdiabetesI experienced another first this week: my first visit to a nutritionist. I have a good foundation in nutrition knowledge from various college and online classes (plus a stint at Weight Watchers), so I was skeptical that this was going to be a wasted $50 copay. While I do lean toward an Ayurvedic approach in terms of diet, I admit it was helpful to get the scoop on Western guidelines for managing diabetes. Continue reading

It’s all in the family

taradadAs blindsided as I felt when I found out I had diabetes, it’s not particularly surprising. In addition to my years of poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle, the disease also runs in my family. It killed my father. Continue reading

My diagnosis: All good is coming from this situation

allgoodthingsI found out I had Type 2 diabetes via email on January 22, 2014.

After turning 30 recently, I was very proud of myself for purchasing health insurance and seeing a doctor for the first time in over two years. Being overweight and having a family history of diabetes, I was concerned I could potentially be pre-diabetic, but I had been making positive (though casual) changes in my lifestyle and diet for a few months. I didn’t quite expect that fasting blood sugar to come back at 170 (people without diabetes have blood sugar levels between 60 and 120). Continue reading