About the Author

Hi.  I’m Judith, and I’m glad you stopped in to read about me.   I’m 53 years-old, and now is a very good time to be me.  I am living the contented, even joy-filled life I wanted to live all along.   My archives contain much about my history and my path to this peaceful time in my life.

This blog might be called something very different if I were starting up now.  Most of my life I’ve identified myself first as a diabetic, the sometimes also as a person.  This blog is still about my redemption, but with a quite smaller emphasis on diabetes, and more on just living.  If you wish me to take a stab at answers to your questions about diabetes, please leave them as comments, and I will address them if I can.  Be not afraid to speak your mind in reaction to my posts — I am finally unafraid of not being perfect.  I wish you joy and peace.

94 responses to “About the Author

  1. I am Type II Diabetic since 1989. My diabetes is controlled by prescribed drugs and I have maintained it for yeas. Now, my eyesight is diminish in right eye, my hair is thin, and my teeth are softening and falling out due to diabetes. Has Esther ever given info how to get rid of Diabetes or why it is caused. Unfortunately up to now, I have not been able to get to see her due to lack of funds but I am mentqlly planning on doing so in the future. Help please if you caqn.
    Thanks
    Shirley

    • Abraham’s message (do you get his daily quotes?) and
      I am no expert, is to concentrate on the positive side of life, and more positive stuff will come. That is so true. I was sick and depressed for 35 years, and then messages came bombing into my life. Law of Attraction, Glass Half Full, Love who I am, not who I wish I was. There were several more as well. Do look up the Four Agreements — I have the cards, and I read one almost every day. If you stumble with concentrating on the good stuff, try not to panic and fall backwards. Just start again. I had heart disease so badly that my doctor despaired of my living through 2004. That was all I could concentrate on, and I stayed sick. But when I started with the Law, my life began to change. Now I am very close to needing dialysis — I am not bothered, and I haven’t shed any tears over it. That;s new for me. I have the same hair problems — I must look very carefully at my hair before I go out, and cover what I can.

      You can find my email address at my Gravatar profile. Please feel free to write me there, if you want to talk about personal stuff. Remember, you only need concentrate on one good thing — and it can be anything. If you start concentrating on being sick and sad, more of that will come, and I don’t think you need more sadness in your life. Many Hugs! 😎

  2. Hi Have you found in any of Abraham Hickis teachings as to why we have Diabetes? I am
    a Type II Diabetic diagnosed in 1989 and am controlled by prescribed drugs. Even though my readings have been normal for years, I now have vision problems in my right eye. My teeth are now getting loose from diabetes and dropping out so I am in the process of preparing for an upper plate. I have very thin hair on top of my head and although I was never in any way vane, I no longer feel like smiling and showing missing teeth and although overweight, I also had the most beautiful hair and when I look at old photos, I say to my husband..there’s my hair and I want it back. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
    I have not had the $ to go to a seminar but I know I will meet her someday soon? Please asnwer.

    Shirley

    • Dear Shirley, I don’t what Abraham or the Hicks couple would say about getting diabetes, but I have a reasonably good idea what he would say about your troubles since.then, but this is what I’d do:

      Pick something about yourself that you really like, and don’t want to lose. Mine was brushing my teeth. I spent a long period so depressed that I wasn’t brushing them, at least not every day. You might choose your neat kitchen cupboard, or how much you love your husband, or anything you choose.

      Then, concentrate on that. Every day, make sure to acknowledge mindfully this one thing. After a while, other things start feeling better. You may still hate having diabetes, but remember, you’ll be hating a part of yourself. I wrote several posts about this very subject early in the life of my blog. Write Abraham-Hicks in Search, and they will come up. Those posts tell the story of how I went from sick and sad and angry to joyful and happy,

      Please let me also recommend “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s more about the way we live our daily lives. Good stuff!

      Please keep in touch. I am sending an armload of joyous hugs your way right now. And I’ll do another Law of Attraction post soon.

      I’m very glad you wrote!

    • Hello, anacruiz. Congratulations on a well-deserved award — you will likely receive others, soon, because you are so honest. And thank you, but I am not supposed to accept this award — I have more than 200 followers. I accept it anyway, with many many thanks. I am so glad you enjoy the blog, and I hope you will stick around. 😎

    • Ogunquit is a lovely spot. Have you been further up the coast? Here in the midcoast area, we have lovely villages, great beaches, (both state parks and free beaches,) terrific restaurants, (especially in Portland;) if you ever need a guide, let me know! 😎

    • Thank you so much, Michelle! Thanks for your kind words and this wonderful award! I wanted to write yesterday, but I thought I’d wait a little — I was looking at your picture, and you may well be the prettiest person I’ve ever seen. I’m really glad you reading and enjoying the blog!

  3. Hi. I saw a post by you in the forums regarding views vs. visitors…Take heart knowing both is important and can actually help you determine what and when to post. Most importantly it allows you to understand how deep your readers go into your site and an aproximation of how long they spend with you. A visitor that clicks more than one page is often going to get to know and frequent your blog more than that one instance. I would rather have 5 daily readers visiting multiple pages than 10 readers who only visit one page 😉

  4. Thank you for your kindness in sharing the place for us to introduce ourselves. I owe you big time, Judith. 🙂

    May happiness be with you forever and for always. And may your heart is filled with love and compassion. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  5. hello judith, i just stumbled on your blog and somehow i already love you. now i am going to read more! best, tina

    • Hi, Tina. I’m so glad you found the Diabetic Redemption family! Welcome. I will be looking for you here. and I will come look at your site when I have a second. Welcome!!

  6. Watch “Run from the Cure” on youtube and then follow your nose. There are dozens of medical papers. Dozens of youtube testimonials. Dozens of blogs. Dozens of interviews with Rick Simpson. Do as much research as you need to to silence your doubts and preconceptions of what is possible. It’s the only way. I’ve specialised in cancer research and just happen to know people whose diabetes improved during their cancer treatment. These people are very open, helpful, friendly and accessible.

  7. Hi there, I notice you’ve not found time to look up the facts on Rick Simpson and his work yet. I hope you do, watch the film “Run from the Cure” on youtube and use the information to help yourself and the people who follow your blog. It’s a shame to have a voice and not be sharing the most valuable information possible. Despite the vast scale of the claims made of this plant extract the biochemistry does make sense, Please just do some research. I spent 18 months researching and checking both scientific papers and anecdotal evidence before I went around repeating the claims and telling people. I do so only because I know it works so well it’s like a miracle. It’s becoming accepted there was large amounts of this plant in holy anointing oil so the fact that Christ (The Anointed) healed the sick with it isn’t so miraculous. very best wishes for your future health. Dominic

  8. Hi, have you ever googled Rick Simpson oil? I’ve watched many genuine testimonials from people saying it’s cured their diabetes, usually whilst curing a more urgent medical issue. I’ve seen it heal diabetic ulcers and I know someone who credits it with curing their terminal cancer. Hope it can help you £:¬)

  9. Heh. Trauma and difficulty are not something I’m lacking experience in, so having the RA was just yet another annoyance/devastation to deal with. *rolls eyes* What with Severe Depression, BPD, and DID, plus obesity, I’ve never really had a “normal” life, so dealing with the degenerating joint issues, pain, and accompanying problems such as constant fatigue, weakness, muscle pain/fibre myalgia, swelling extremities, and skin deterioration was tough, but not impossible. Plus, I had my Love and my best friend as roomies, to help. I’m willing to say that if they hadn’t been there, I’d not have survived to get to where I am today. Poor Love. At 12 yrs. my junior, he had the strength of heart, but not of experience, to deal with the extreme stress that comes with caring for someone with deteriorating RA. Not to mention that I already am relatively (ok, quite a lot) hard to deal with due to all of the above…and my bpd rages only got worse when pain and steroids were added to the mix. I’m glad/sad he left when he did. It devastated me…but I’d’ve felt worse to have broken him any further. He’s recently been diagnosed with PTSD…from living with me. This is the worst thing I can imagine. I’ve -never- wanted to hurt anyone, not the merest stranger…so doing something like -that- to someone I loved…and still do…isn’t something I can think about for very long.

    And now I’ve rambled on and taken up your space long enough…I’ll be back soon, I promise that! I can tell I have a lot to learn from you and this community you have here!

    KC & Co.

    PS: If I post something and seem strange or out of character, please forgive me. I promise to at least identify myself correctly, so you know. *hugs*

  10. Heyah, Jude…just wanted to say I appreciate what you’re going through, even though it’s not my load to carry. I’ve had contact and friendship with quite a few diabetics…it’s sad that it seems to be such a growing problem! The one I remember the most is the 4 yr. old boy that I watched at around 12 or so…I got to give him his shots twice a day (he got more than that, but his mom gave those) and he absolutely -hated- it. The only way we found for me to do it was to wrestle him under my arm so I could grab a little foot and put the shot in his heel. *winces* I felt so guilty every time, even though he was so used to it he never blamed me for it…once he knew it was going to happen no matter how much he wriggled, he just accepted it. It really affected my life vision to think about that little guy growing up with that. And it still does, now that I’m 42, diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis for the last 6 yrs. and just lost the best relationship I ever had due to the damn disease complicated by the severe mental problems I’ve had since I was a pre-teen. Anyway, I write too much. Just wanted to say i appreciate/sympathize with you all, and look forward to following on your (and my) journey here!

    KC & Co.

    • Hi, K.C. You have seen first-hand some of the trauma that goes along with having diabetes. Fortunately for your young friend, growing up with diabetes these days is at least aided by much better technology. As to your R.A., I have only heard ancillary stories, but I have the idea that it is also traumatic and difficult. Perhaps you can teach me about it. I hope so. Meanwhile, please feel free to browse the archives and speak up on anything you have a question or comment about. I’m looking forward to you being a part of the group!

    • Dear Robin,

      Thank you so much for this lovely award — this is my favorite, just because it talks about sunshine in the title, and the only other time I got it was in the dead of winter. I am out straight tonight, but I do the requirements tomorrow. Thank you again!

      Judith

  11. HI Judith, Wonderful to have you join the NO Comfort Zone Weekly Challenge-2012! Looking for ways to do something a bit different and shake things up. It’s simple and fun… when it stops being fun, it’s time to quit! Glad to have you join!

  12. I am so honored not only for the award, but for the very kind words. Both are greatly appreciated. I had to post here, because for some strange reason, I could not post under you blog. Again, thank you. HF

    • This blog has probably saved my life — I was carrying around such a load of sadness and frustration and betrayal. Now, if any of that raises up in me, I post it, and it’s okay for then at least! 😎

  13. Hi Judith. not wanting to make anything of it, but up until two months ago I was an asthmatic since birth, All controlled with inhalers etc. then suddenly last december 2011, on one of my routine checks my doctors advised me to have more tests. This was done and now I am diagnosed type 2, highish blood pressure, and proceeding with tests on heart, All very unsettling and confusing not to mention trying to get to grips with it all. But after reading your words, decided to follow your blog because you are truly a breath of fresh air. Thank you…

    • I’m so sorry to hear that this damned condition has shown up in your life — diabetes is never easy, and getting your head around it can seem impossible at times. Thank you for your kind words — look back in my archives, though, because a year ago I was still averaging 350-450 ALL THE TIME. The blog has been my salvation — I was awfully angry too. I hope my posts can continue to be helpful, and if you have any questions, just sit quietly and raise you hand….I mean just speak up! Also, please stop by my Friends page, if you would like, and tell me and my readers about yourself. Be sure to include your URL — other than that, you can say whatever you want, including fiction. Creative fiction is occasionally a great tool! Welcome to the family!

  14. Judith it is so nice to meet you and learn from you. I pray you can one day be healed, if not then let the light of the love of Christ give you the strength to endure hardships and help others… bless you

  15. Hi Judith, from a fellow type 1.

    I feel like I have two people in me. One is the diabetic side; careful with food, moody, erratic. The other side is the thirteen years that I grew up ‘normally’ and the section that rules when I don’t have to think about diabetes.

    They hate each other.

    I write fiction because it allows me to create the world that I WANT to build. I get to create a happy ending, or a bad one. But the point is I choose. I love that I have a choice, because as a diabetic — as you’d know — I don’t get choices with some things (I’d wish away this damn disorder if i could).

    Anyway, I’ll check out the rest of your blog. I’m happy I’ve found a fellow type 1 🙂

    • Hello, novel girl,

      I’m so glad you commented. I was actually beginning to think that I might be the only one with a teenager hanging around in my head. Thanks so much for your comment — I think you may have just given me the understanding of writing a book that I needed to get started.
      I’ll be over to ch eck out your stuff sometime today.

      All my very best,

      Judith

      • Judith and Novel Girl –

        I’m enjoying both of your blogs very much!

        I am also a type 1, using an insulin pump. You guys are definitely not alone in feeling as though you are two people, who don’t get along. Some days it feels like a battle. Other days are more peaceful. It’s never easy, though. I can’t say that to some of my non-diabetic friends and family because they’d think I’m whining.

        Best to both of you,

        Merry

      • Merry, I’m thrilled to have you in our blog family. I must confess, my blog is less about diabetes and more about all the other craziness in my life. If you have a topic you’d like me to tackle, please feel free to leave it, and I’ll answer you right away.
        I think, from what you’ve written, that the only big difference between us is that I don’t care at all if someone thinks I’m a whiny complainer. But that is only in the last year, so I’m still making it part of my life. Anyway, I can’t wait to get discussing stuff with you. Welcome!

    • I am a type 2, you have just described how I feel many days if I am not careful with my diet, activity and medication. The comment you just made about feeling as though your 2 people in one has truly struck home with me.

      It is almost impossible for a non diabetic to understand, thank you so much for putting into words what I could not.

      Klextin

      • Hi, Klextin, The docs make differences between type I and type II. We are all diabetics, and we need to be helpful to one another, and support each other, and tell each other the secrets, good and bad, that we know, and that no one who isn’t a diabetic can ever know. I am so glad you came to diabeticredemption.com. When I have shed this miserable chest cold, I’ll come looking at yours. Welcome!

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