I’m thrilled to bring back Jay Haapala for another guest post! Last time was about the Prudential Spirit of Community award, and this time he’s soaring above cloud nine!

Welcome back, Jay!

When you think of flying you probably think [...]

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I was blessed with an opportunity to finally meet Shawn in person at CWD’s Friends for Life conference in Orlando – and he’s twice as awesome in person as I’d imagined him to be. We weren’t able to [...]

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About four months ago the FDA’s Office of Health and Constituent Affairs hosted an extremely informative Patient Network Live Chat with FDA Expert Courtney Lias and Patient Advocate Bennet Dunlap. If you missed the live event, there [...]

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Today I’d like to share a story from Nene Adams about a series of fun cards made just to lift our spirits and let us know we are loved.

Click on each card to see the message inside – I think you’ll love them (or is it just me?)! These are just a sample of [...]

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I was surprised by a really high blood sugar (280 mg/dl) at lunch today after an awesome afternoon on the basketball court. I took what I needed for my meal, and to correct for the high, and knew I’d have to keep an eye on things for the next couple of hours.

Back at home, [...]

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I love that the conversations about diabetes stigma continue, and it’s clear to anyone paying attention that there’s a lot to talk about.

The folks at diaTribe and dQ&A (dQ&A is a diabetes [...]

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I have loved the team at Sproutel ever since I first saw them running around in bear suits (long story, watch the video here for a sneak peek). They’re launching a big campaign today to get a [...]

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After finishing an 8k with Insulindependence last fall I talked myself into completing a half marathon in Seattle, and committed to doing so on live internet radio (it’s also recorded, so I couldn’t pretend it didn’t happen).

I trained, and trained, [...]

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A couple of weeks ago I attended the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions which brought over 17,000 people from more than 121 countries to San Francisco, CA for an action packed weekend of learning and connecting.

Thanks and Appreciation

I have many people to thank for making this [...]

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I’ve been invited to help the American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region tell the story of the upcoming Heroes Breakfast.

I’m incredibly honored, and am surrounded by a powerhouse group of fellow advocates in the [...]

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