Guest Post: Monday Moves with DMP

Hello beautiful, wonderful people! Today I have a treat for you. We have a guest post from DMP – The Diabetes App, about their Monday Moves program. The app has exercise videos, recipes, a livestream archive of an array of topics, and a whole social media platform where we can connect with other diabetics. I will do an app review for you in the coming week, so keep an eye for that!


The benefits to working out are endless! From uplifting your mood, improving your cardiovascular health, to overall just feeling good about your body. However, despite all these known benefits, many people still find it difficult to get started. They ask themselves, what should I be doing? Am I doing this wrong? For those living with diabetes, exercise can provide even more benefits as it helps increase insulin resistance and can help some people with type 2 diabetes put their diabetes in remission. However, it can be daunting to do it all alone, and that’s why DMP created a plan so you don’t have to. 

DMP-The Diabetes App is a social platform in which people living with diabetes can connect with others going through the same thing. The app also offers a vast collection of resources including podcasts, recipes, exercise videos, articles, and more to help people with their diabetes management. DMP recently launched Monday Moves. Every Monday, DMP releases a new workout video for their users to follow along to. This keeps exercising fun and engaging. One of the main reasons that people quit their fitness regime is that they get bored of the same exercise routines week after week. With Monday Moves, DMP offers a fresh start to the beginning of every week. It reignites one’s passion for fitness and why they might have started this journey to begin with. Not only can people embark on this fitness journey with DMP, but by joining DMP they are connected to thousands of diabetics on the app. Another reason why people don’t stick to their workout? There is no one cheering them on. With an online support community, people can find the reassurance they need on days they feel like giving up.

Working out affects you more than just physically, it changes the way one sees themself. It shows them how capable they are and how strong they are. Like any journey, the important thing is to start slow and get informed. In the same way someone wouldn’t go down a ski slope without getting lessons, it’s important to get informed before starting any fitness regime. It’s recommended that people talk to their doctor before starting any fitness regime, and remember that DMP will be there along the way. After a workout, DMP urges its users to check out their recipe section for delicious recipes to support a healthy lifestyle.

If you are looking for a sign, this is it! Remember that fitness is about progress, not perfection. So strive towards getting better each and every day and try not to compare yourself to others. We are all in different stages and should be proud of what we have accomplished so far. To learn more about DMP and to enjoy our Monday Moves, visit our website www.thediabetesapp.com or download our FREE app today using the appropriate link below. At DMP, we believe that when we work together, we are stronger. 

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Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.disciplemedia.dmp

Season Two: Episode Four

FEBRUARY 22, 2021

I have to schedule doctor appointments! So much fun. I need one with my PCP for this week or next week, one with my endocrinologist for whenever, and one for next year with my foot doctor. I haven’t seen my Endocrinologist in a couple months now and while money is still a bit tight, I really need to my A1C checked because I don’t think it’s doing great but I need to know where I’m at.

Apparently, my foot doctor no longer takes my MedQuest insurance so I have to change to another provider under MedQuest. Whenever I do that, if I can do that, then I can schedule my foot exam for next year. Hopefully, we are able to change our provider.

I just got off the phone with my Endocrinologist’s office and I have an appointment for next month set and I need lab work done so I’m glad the ball is moving on this because I can feel my diabetes is not getting better and I think it’s time to take that other insulin. It’s the only way I think.

I’ve managed to lose a little weight but it’s not enough and that’s so frustrating! I’m still eating less rice than before but I guess everything else still affects my blood sugar and that’s also VERY FRUSTRATING!!! I’ve been so busy with work that I haven’t been able to do a regular exercise regime or anything.

On an upside, last week a marketing copywriter for an app reached out to me and requested if they could do a guest post on the blog. That’s so exciting! So this Friday I will post my very first guest post! I am totally open to guest posts and I don’t mind if they promote themselves because I want to help everyone in the diabetes world. There’s not enough helpful information out there and I think more information should be available.

The guest post is about a diabetes app and I just downloaded it today. I plan to post a review about it next week so I have a whole week to check it out. It seems really cool so far and I can’t wait for you folks to get your hands on it too!

Other than that, I’m struggling to get my life and diabetes under control, but I’m still living life to the fullest!

Season Two: Episode Three

FEBRUARY 1, 2021

I’m sorry I haven’t been updating lately. I have been so busy with work that I can’t seem to find any time to blog these days, but I’m going to try and at least post ONCE a month for you folks. So far the update is neither good nor bad.

I have lost some weight just by cutting down on rice. If I even have rice in a day, it’s usually not a lot, maybe one or two scoops (about a cup) at any given mealtime. Most days I just go without rice and I’ll have mashed potatoes instead or nothing at all. Plus I’m consciously choosing more vegetables and proteins in my diet. I’ve managed to finally go below 212 pounds. I’ve been at about 212 pounds for several months, since the pandemic started. I’ve finally managed to keep my weight below 210 for a month so that’s an upside.

The downside is I haven’t been doing my insulin. I’m not sure how my medical is working out in the new year and I haven’t been in to see my doctor yet so I’m just making what I have already stretch, plus I still hate the needles I have and 99% of the time, they make me bleed and they are way more painful than my old needles. I have to find time to call my insurance company and make sure I’m still covered. But I am still unable to pay for a second insulin so I’m not sure when I’m going to see my endocrinologist again. Not too worried about it though.

I’m trying to take care of my diabetes on my own with diet and exercise and with what I’m doing I’m actually losing weight so who knows, if I lose enough weight and keep it off, I might be able to manage my diabetes better. My PCP always said if I just lost enough weight, I would be better off. Although he never told me how, I’ve had to manage on my own.

I am making arrangements to meet with a dietician so I can make my own diabetes meal plan and find what foods are best for me and all that jazz, so I’m excited about that. Work keeps me busy enough that I can keep myself moving and burning calories so I think I’ll be okay for now. I just have to get better at eating.

Thank you for sticking with me for this long. I am still selling stickers on my Etsy page. I hope to design and release new stickers in the next month or two. But for now I’ve been so busy and I just wanted to let you folks know that I am okay.