Posts in category "Latinos"

Justice Sonia Sotomayor: A woman to emulate

Justice Sonia Sotomayor: A woman to emulate
When I first heard about Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment to the Supreme Court, I was thrilled to say the least. If anything at all, I was thankful that a Latina  was speaking out about how her life would ultimately play a role in her decisions on the bench. Remember the chaos that surrounded that?... Read more »

The point of accepting your diabetes

The point of accepting your diabetes
OCTOBER! It’s been months since I’ve posted and I’m so sorry about that. I’ve been busy trying to get a company off the ground and also trying to manage all other aspects of my life. Wow, it’s been way too long. Good thing though, I have some great ideas for blogs just for my readers... Read more »

I'm better because I'm both

I'm better because I'm both
This falls in line with a lot of different things, doesn’t it? The title of the blog, I mean. But in my case, I’m better because I’m a lot of things. Where is this coming from? Well, Latina Smart asked me if I’d like to be featured on their next Twitter party. Are you serious, I... Read more »
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Educación in an idioma you understand

Educación in an idioma you understand
People call me Kiki because of my Twitter handles, not because they’ve known me forever. Only my family and life-long friends know me as Kiki, so hearing my name out there is sometimes kind of weird. I feel like I should be closer to the folks that call me Kiki, but I’m not. Anyway, I... Read more »

Bilingual Blog | Google Hangout for the pancreatically challenged & amigos!

Bilingual Blog | Google Hangout for the pancreatically challenged & amigos!
Hola a todos! So, en vez de solamente contestar las preguntas que unos amigos me hicieron sobre Facebook, I’m going to host a Google Hangout para hablar sobre las respuestas que tengo. That’s right, a chill Google Hangout from the comfort of your own home will take place next Thursday, a las 8 p.m. CDT.... Read more »

Insurance Dependent: The financial reality of living with Diabetes

Universal healthcare would solve so many problems, wouldn’t it? I mean, seriously. We would be a healthier country, save more lives, be happier people and we would be able to do what we wanted without being in desperate need for insurance coverage and paying away our security. You don’t know what it’s like to be... Read more »
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El Blog en Español: La primera

Siempre me preguntan si tengo el blog en Español. No, no escribo tanto en Español como lo leo, pero siento que lo debo de hacer de vez en cuando por muchas razones. Número uno: La mayoría de personas con quién hablo son latinos y tienen la diabetes tipo 2. Más frequentemente que no, la gente... Read more »

Serving the individual: How much do doctors really know?

Serving the individual: How much do doctors really know?
You ever look up at the doctor’s sign in a waiting room? I did today. And in English it said “Doctor’s Office Center” and in Spanish it said, “Centro de Oficina Consultorios.” I was reminded of a friend of mine who said that when he goes to the doctor he literally tells them, “You’re my... Read more »

Would Diabetic Barbie be helpful to children?

The Diabetic Barbie, or D-Barbie for short, has 2,300 Facebook fans on her page. That’s more than my newspaper that has a measly 1,526 and can’t seem to break 1,530. Pitiful. Anyway, D-Barbie has an orange or pink colored pump (I can’t really tell from the photo), a syringe pen needle should she choose not... Read more »
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Know your limits

Know your limits
A friend of mine suggested this blog. It’s only because he’s seen it happen within the Latino community a lot. But I’ve seen it everywhere: Knowing and not knowing about limitations. Limiting your intake on particular foods does not mean you have to get rid of it completely. It means, limit. Limitado. Only eat three... Read more »
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    As a person with Type 1 diabetes for the last 20 years of her life, Christina or "Kiki" for short, decided to take it upon herself to write about her findings, experiences and struggles with her disease. Her inspiration to educate people about all types of diabetes can be found communicated in this blog.

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