“From words, carefully chosen, purposefully arranged, emerges a shared experience and mutual understanding” – Lee Ann Thill, in the introduction of No-Sugar Added Poetry.

I received a copy of No-Sugar Added Poetry at the 2010 Roche Social Media Summit (Roche Diagnostics sponsored the publishing of this book).  I recently sat [...]

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theBetes:NOW

On August 1, 2010 By

theBetes:NOW is a really fun project that I bumped into at the CWD Friends For Life (FFL) conference.  It’s a project that a couple of the super creative Dunlap teenagers are putting together, and I’m so impressed with how it is turning out.  I’m proud of them, and proud [...]

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Disclaimer #1: The fact that we even have to talk about this is another reminder of how crude our therapy is.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m thankful for every bit of therapy we have (a century ago we’d all be dead), but it’s still pretty damn barbaric.

Jabbing a needle in fast (usually) hurts [...]

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How many of you have heard of Ginger Vieira?

I guarantee that not enough of you have, and I’m going to shout her praises from the highest rooftop I can find.

Ginger was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and celiac in 1999.  Besides being an absolute angel, Ginger is a professional [...]

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Meet Becky.  She’s from the UK.  She’s crazy.  And she’s fabulous.

I read her post about a group of her friends doing an obstacle course, high above ground in the forest canopy, and I thought she totally lost it.

On August 14, 2010, she is taking on “ Continue Reading

My “contribution” to this fabulous recipe sharing idea is what NOT to do
while cooking grilled cheese sandwiches. Do NOT try to multitask and
get things done while cooking.


I need to remember that I have burned the crap out of every grilled cheese sandwich I’ve made in the [...]

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Let’s Keep Talking

On July 20, 2010 By

I’d like to keep talking about the 2010 Roche Social Media Summit.  There is unfinished business. 

I haven’t read many blog posts about it yet (I’m chronically behind on my blog reading.  I will get to them soon – I promise!), so maybe a lot of this has been covered somewhere already.  Forgive me [...]

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What Life Is About

On July 18, 2010 By

I spent this weekend visiting with my wife’s extended family. All of her immediate family are near us, around Minneapolis, MN. But most of her extended family is closer to East Moline, IL, where many of them grew up. We drove down there, a couple of minivans packed with fighting kid cousins, on Friday to [...]

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Thank you!

On July 15, 2010 By

Thank you all for the incredible amount of great feedback for an adults with type 1 track at Children WIth Diabetes, Friends for Life 2011.  I am so grateful to be a part of this community.  There are so many amazing people with so many amazing ideas.  Thank you.

The amount of feedback [...]

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Imagine that you have an opportunity to help shape a huge conference designed for people with type 1 diabetes.  What would you do?  What would you want to see?  What would you want to hear?

I attended my very first Children With Diabetes, Friends For Life conference last week.  It was incredible, and has changed [...]

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