Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes — What’s Next?

Antionette Blake
3 min readFeb 1, 2019

Okay, so I hadn’t been feeling my best for quite a while, just attributed it to the fact that I was laid off from a job in Corporate America of which I had worked for 32 years. I knew working from home starting my own business would be stressful, but after all I am almost 58 years old, I’ve dealt with stress many times in my life.

Hubby was diagnosed with Colon Cancer over five years ago, underwent surgery and chemotherapy and is doing great, but still living with cancer. He heads to Helen Graham bi-monthly for treatments to keep those cancerous cells in check. #cancersucks

Tayair, is doing well, he’ll be 27 years old in June, but I still remember the day the nurses in NICU at AI DuPont Children’s Hospital told us to prepare for his death, after all, he was a 3 month preemie, weighing only 2.8 pounds and born with a condition called Tracheo Esophageal Fistula (TEF).

No diabetes in the family or at least none that I knew of; my grandmother raised my sister and myself and my parents died many years ago perhaps from too much drinking, smoking or living life in excess — who knows — that’s water under the bridge. My youngest sis, Gloria was killed in a car accident in 1992 and Mama died from old age, transitioning on May 1, 2009 at the age of 98 — with no diabetes diagnosis ever.

Oh well, the only thing to do now it adjust my lifestyle and that starts with my diet. However, since hubby’s diagnosis we have been eating healthy, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, no white sugar, salt and little to no red meat even though my Slow Cooked Lamb Recipe was off the hook. I gave up my wine and beer two weeks ago and have increased my water intake and started to exercise more.

So after leaving the doctor’s office I stopped at the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for dinner and that included fresh salmon, fresh string beans and cauliflower.

I now need to read up on Type 2 Diabetes and come up with some tasty menu ideas so if you have any, please feel free to share them with me.

Let the journey begin!

Originally published at delblogger.com on February 1, 2019.



Antionette Blake

Is a multi-award winning Delaware Blogger who is also a Branding & Social Media Communications Marketing Manager/Educator — DelBlogger.com