My story is not unique, but I share it because of the shame and stigma that people feel around living with type 2 diabetes.
When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2016, I was lost.
I was 26 years old, and it was never something I saw coming.
While I’d lost 30 pounds, watched what I ate and incorporated exercise, it wasn’t enough. I knew that my life totally changed in that moment.
I decided to start my blog The Hangry Woman, because I was looking for a community.
I wanted to show others that you could live a happy, healthy, and joyful life with diabetes despite shame, stigmas and misconceptions.
Since starting my blog, I’ve written a book, spoken internationally, and have become an outspoken advocate for people with diabetes.
My blog has been featured in The New York Times, My Recipes, Yahoo Life, The L.A. Times, Taste Au, Health, Prevention, Diabetic Living, Kitchn, Everyday Health and Healthline.
Hangry Woman has also been named one of the top diabetes blogs in the world. I have always believed that it’s possible to live a limitless life with diabetes.
Every day through my work and life, I try to show it.