1811, 2019

Article: Black Maternal Health Week: A Movement in Motion

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Writing|

As an African American woman who has never met my paternal grandmother because she died from postpartum hemorrhaging, and as a mother who is writing this essay while recovering from my third postpartum reconstructive surgery to repair the preventable damage caused during the birth of my daughter, Read more

1610, 2019

Article: The Role and Value of Ongoing and Peer Support in Diabetes Care and Education

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Writing|

Increasing attention is being given to the challenges and emotional toll of managing diabetes. This Perspectives in Practice details the specialty’s guiding documents for initial and ongoing support. It also defines various types of social support, including peer support, for optimal diabetes care. Read more

410, 2019

Article: From Denial to Acceptance: Black-ish Portrays a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis Journey

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Writing|

Dre Johnson, the protagonist on the television series Black-ish, is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in season four. While the ninth episode, entitled “Sugar Daddy,” is another example of the award-winning sitcom’s exceptional ability to overlap comedy with serious topics relevant to African Americans,  Read more

1503, 2018

Article: Blood Sugar Monitoring Dictated By Health Insurance Rules and Cost

By |March 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Writing|

Within 9 months of my <diagnosis, I was living med-free. I attribute that to consistently checking my blood sugars, maintaining restrictive and scheduled meals, regular exercise, and whatever x factor (age, beta cells, luck) that allowed my body to do it. Read more

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