The Search for My Ideal Diabetic Diet, Part 3

One month ago, I wrote Why Do I Have Diabetes? while struggling to find the ideal diet to help me reverse my diagnosis. Since transitioning to a whole food plant-based diet, I have lost 10 pounds and feel GREAT! I had previously had success on a whole food plant-based diet, so I attended a 2 Forks event (See what…

Learnings from the Whole Food Plant-based “2 Forks” Event

I am enjoying the 2 Forks event in Pasadena, California today. I’m learning a lot about healthy eating and “reversing” diabetes, so I want to share with others. Rosane Oliviera, DVM, PhD shared great information about how to maximize our health for a goal of being “100 and healthy.” She warned about simply using the…

The Search for My Ideal Diabetic Diet, Part 2

In my last blog post, I shared my journey to find the right diet to manage my type 2 diabetes. I am happy to report continued positive results from my healthy eating. My hotel living lifestyle has not prevented me from eating a balanced, nutritionist-recommended, healthy diet. Overall, I stick with whole, fresh, high-fiber, low-sodium,…

The Search for My Ideal Diabetic Diet, Part 1

It’s been 9 weeks since I left the hospital with my type 2 diabetes diagnosis. As I shared in my last post Why Do I Have Diabetes?, last year I made poor food choices, which led me to a Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) attack. Now it is critical that I eat well to get and stay healthy.  Whether…

Why Do I Have Diabetes?

In my last blog post, I shared my type 2 diabetes diagnosis that I learned while having a diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) attack in an ambulance. DKA is usually something that only occurs in type 1 diabetics, but can happen to type 2 diabetics in extreme cases or during an illness. The first 6 weeks after my hospital stay were…

My Diabetes Diagnosis

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in an ambulance on the way to the emergency room at 5:00am on January 5, 2017. I had the flu for the previous couple of weeks, while vacationing with my family in Panama, Central America. I was not eating well or exercising, and I was quite weak and…