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Musings for the Sweetly Bemused: A Diabetes Blog
By: lizmariposa

My name is Lizmari Collazo.

I am a Puerto Rican, living in Iowa. A lover of white picket fences, black cats, Winter, and photography. I am a 35 year old who was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes two years ago, on November 17th, 2009, with an A1C of 10.5%.

Those are the numbers that "define" me, but they do not tell my story in full. The journey toward my diagnosis was a rocky, and complicated one, and it is my goal that others would learn, and grow from my experiences.

I am not a doctor, nor a medical professional of any kind, so please do not take my musings as a "diagnosis" or as a treatment for any medical condition, at any time. If you should have any concerns regarding any health problems you may be experiencing, please contact your medical team, or a qualified medical professional in your area, as soon as possible. 


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 Blog Entries
A Diabetes Diagnosis: Finding the Motivation - Mar 22
My faithful readers might be missing some of my posts, as of late, and I dully apologize. Sometimes, life throws us much more than diabetes to handle. :) Close to a ...
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A Diabetes Diagnosis: Taking Control - Feb 25
Last week, we discussed how allowing baby steps into our diabetes management plan can help us overcome some of the fogginess, and the fear, that a diabetes diagnosis can ...
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A Diabetes Diagnosis: Now What? - Feb 16
It's a place of shock, bewilderment, desperation, sadness, fear, or sometimes, misplaced relief or joy. It's a diabetes diagnosis. Sometimes, it might come at us in ...
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The Uncommon Diagnosis Story IS the Common Diagnosis Story - Feb 11
Hello to all, in the Diabetes1 world out there! :) This is my very first blog post, in this community... and I'd like to take a moment to just introduce myself. I'm sure ...
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Musings for the Sweetly Bemused: A Diabetes Blog

My name is Lizmari Collazo.

I am a Puerto Rican, living in Iowa. A lover of white picket fences, black cats, Winter, and photography. I am a 35 year old who was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes two years ago, on November 17th, 2009, with an A1C of 10.5%.

Those are the numbers that "define" me, but they do not tell my story in full. The journey toward my diagnosis was a rocky, and complicated one, and it is my goal that others would learn, and grow from my experiences.

I am not a doctor, nor a medical professional of any kind, so please do not take my musings as a "diagnosis" or as a treatment for any medical condition, at any time. If you should have any concerns regarding any health problems you may be experiencing, please contact your medical team, or a qualified medical professional in your area, as soon as possible. 

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