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Corinna Cornejo

Corinna Cornejo is a Latina, diabetes patient advocate, and patient-centered health and healthcare content writer. Diagnosed in 2009, Corinna blogs about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness while living with type 2 diabetes at Type 2 Musings. You can also find her thoughts and musings on Twitter @Type2Musings.

Latest by Corinna Cornejo

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Medication

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Insulin

When you live with diabetes, deciding to start insulin medication can be intimidating. Here's everything I wish I knew before I made the transition.

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Living With

How Is This My Fault?

When you live with what is referred to as a 'lifestyle disease' like type 2 diabetes, people often wonder if your condition is somehow your fault.

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Insulin

Starting Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

When a person starts taking insulin it brings a new level of complexity to treating type 2 diabetes. Find out everything there is to know about using insulin.

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Cost of Care

Is Frequent Blood Sugar Testing a Waste of Time?

Despite the findings of a new study, doctors and patients say daily glucose monitoring can help certain people with type 2 diabetes. Find out if it could be right for you.

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Living With

Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

If you struggle to manage your diabetes during the holidays, here's how learning to say ‘no’ can help you prevent stress and blood sugar spikes.

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Living With

How to Prepare for an Emergency With Diabetes

An emergency or natural disaster can throw your diabetes management off track. Here's how to mentally prepare yourself to keep your condition under control.

Foliage in four different seasons, winter, spring, summer, fall.
Living With

Every Season Is a New Beginning

The change of seasons can disrupt your diabetes routine, but it can also be a chance to stop, reflect, and start over with courage to face the road ahead.

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Medication

Managing New Diabetes Prescriptions

A type 2 diabetes diagnosis often comes with new prescriptions. Learn how to adjust your daily self-care routine to include prescription medications.

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Letters

20 Years After My Gestational Diabetes

Two decades after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, here’s what I would tell my younger self about how I should have takeen better care of my health.

Woman with diabetes testing her blood sugar at work.
Work

Diabetes in the Office: A Supervisor’s Guide

Do you supervise an employee with diabetes? Learn about your responsibilities as an employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).