About Phyllisa Deroze, PhD
Phyllisa Deroze is a prominent online patient advocate for Type 2 diabetes and a professor of American Literature. She is a Fulbright Scholar Alumna who enjoys writing professionally about Type 2 diabetes for academic and mainstream audiences. After being diagnosed with Type 2 in 2011, she noticed that there was a lack of culturally competent information for African Americans and started blogging at DiagnosedNotDefeated.com and founded BlackDiabeticInfo.com to fill the gap. Phyllisa is dynamic speaker and health motivator who offers free diabetes workshops annually in her hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida as a part of her commitment to community outreach.