Diabetes, why must it be such a destructive disease? I am angry, my heart is hurting, and I can’t stop crying. On Saturday, October 12, 2013, I attended the third funeral of a family member who died from this disease. My sister Jackie McFarland, 57 years old, died from kidney failure after five years of dialysis three (3) times a week.
In February 2013, I attended my mother’s funeral because she died at the age of 86 from kidney failure due to complications from diabetes as…Read More
When I awake in the morning, sometimes I still reach for him. In the silence, in the still of the morning, I call his name. A tear trickles down my cheek and I realize, my precious husband of 35 years is no longer there beside me . . .taken by the silent killer, Diabetes, nearly three years ago. My name is Maxine Phillips. I am a widow; a mother; a woman; a career coach, a business owner, a Type 2 diabetic, and now an ambassador for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Born out of this…Read More
Have you given any thought to the idea that how you learn information could be vastly different than the way your children learn and process ideas? You are your child’s first teacher and you usually teach them according to your learning styles. It is important that both you and your child understand your individual way of learning as it will enhance school and daily life comprehension. By the time we are 14, we have our innate abilities.
As a Certified Highlands Affiliate, I will…Read More