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Everybody was super mean to Paula Deen when she announced she had type 2 diabetes. But now she's lost weight so we can all be nice to her again! Yay?
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I knew that I hadn’t been taking care of myself, but this was the most unpleasant wake-up call of my life. I didn’t know if I could change my fate, but I vowed to try.
I always get asked, "I peed like, 20 times today. Do you think I have it?” I don’t know! I'm not the Miss Cleo of diabetes.

Jan 17, 2013 at 5:00pm | 125 comments

My dad's illness was a dull hum in the background of my childhood and I promised myself I'd never marry a man who had it, too.

Apr 25, 2012 at 3:05pm | 119 comments

I won’t try to wrap up my life with diabetes into a neat package, because this disease is anything but neat. What I’ve compiled, though, is a list of the things I hear constantly, some of them ignorant questions, some genuine, and the answers to those questions.
The thing about being fat is that you turn into public property. You are an object, not a person, and this makes you fair game for being shredded.
And I wasn't even Southern, old, or eating deep-fried butter with abandon.