My story is not unique, but I share it because of the shame and stigma that people feel around living with 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.
In 2020, during the middle of the pandemic, I found out that I was misdiagnosed with T2D and actually living with LADA – Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults.
While my new diagnosis was shocking, it doesn’t change anything about my advocacy for people with ALL types of diabete.
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.