Diabetes While Black is a resource to help people of African descent manage their Type 2 Diabetes

Renee, Michele and Patricia Tuck, Bronx Zoo, 1963.

Renee, Michele and Patricia Tuck, Bronx Zoo, 1963.

Dear Friends:

I write this blog to provide information, support and resources to black people who have diabetes, love someone with diabetes, have diabetes in their family….you get my drift. But anyone and everyone is welcome to read, share and learn from my writings.

Having watched the people I love most in the world experience the profoundly damaging effects of diabetes, I decided that I should share some of the information I have learned over my years of searching for ways to avoid getting it myself.

I am not a physician, nor do I have any medical training. I read everything I can, and try things that don’t seem too crazy or risky. If they seem crazy or risky, I consult with my doctor and you always should too—particularly if you take medication or are under a doctor’s care.

As for real life, I have a husband and two kids, I go to work every day and I live in New Jersey. My hobbies are quilting, home improvement and cooking, but I am a feminist. Go figure.

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy the blog and come back to visit often!

Sincerely yours,

Michele

P.S.: That wonderful picture above (taken at the Bronx Zoo, around 1963)  is of me and my big sisters.  Patricia, on the right, died at the age of 47 of numerous complications from Type I diabetes.