This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SPLENDA® Naturals. The opinions and text are all mine. I can be a little stubborn sometimes. I believe being stubborn can be a helpful attribute – especially for diabetes management and trying to stay healthy. When diabetes throws me a curve ball, it's up to me to recalibrate my expectations and get back on … [Read more...] about The power of small, simple steps
Carl Armato was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just 18-months old in 1966. Immediately thrown into the fire of figuring out diabetes, his family rallied around him and together, they started the journey of fitting good diabetes care into a full, faithful, and active life. He grew up to become President and CEO of Novant Health, one of America’s largest and most respected … [Read more...] about Book review of A Future With Hope by Carl Armato
I am a big fan of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). I've used CGM for a more than a decade. I think it's a tremendously valuable layer of information, and I'd argue that continuous glucose monitoring has been the the biggest improvement in diabetes since blood sugar monitors became available in the mid 1980s. Aside from the high and low alerts, continuous monitoring … [Read more...] about Time without CGM? No big deal, right?
I am thankful for every ounce of progress and advancement. I use all of the tools and technology I can get my hands on. And I'm grateful. My life is much better today than it was years ago. But do not forget that we stab ourselves with sharp metal objects, squirt some stuff under our skin, and bleed on things to see if we guessed the amount right. This is what passes … [Read more...] about I refuse to accept it as normal
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Splenda. The opinions and text are all mine. Big Moves My family recently finished a big move, relocating from Minneapolis to San Diego for work. I was born and raised in Minneapolis, I was diagnosed with diabetes there, I met my wife there, we raised our kids there, and our first grandchild was born there. … [Read more...] about A wise birdie once said, focus on progress not perfection
I pay attention when something sticks in my head. I guess that's the nature of it sticking in my head, right? It won't leave me alone until I do something about it. Last week Kerri posted on Facebook about Meri's beautiful story called "There is no such thing as small change." It's an old blog entry, but it's one I could read over and over again forever. Talented … [Read more...] about No small change
Today makes 38 (!!) years of living with type 1 diabetes. While diabetes itself is nothing to celebrate, each year I make a point to acknowledge and celebrate (even if just internally) all of the hard work I do to take good care of myself. It's never easy, and diabetes is always a lot of effort. But I'm kicking ass and enjoying a magnificently blessed life. Thank you for being … [Read more...] about 38th Diaversary
I am trying to drink more water. I'm not abandoning Diet Coke (never that), but I think it'd be a good idea for me to drink more water, too. So when the folks at "The Right Cup™" asked if I'd like to take a look at their cups, I was interested. They sent me two cups to try, one Mixed Berry and one Orange. Disclosure: I received two "The Right Cup" sample products for review … [Read more...] about Staying hydrated with The Right Cup
Are you an aspiring actor with diabetes? Do you have big dreams of bringing your blood sugar to the big screen? Read on! Erin Spineto has a project that you might be interested in. For more about how it all came to be, here's Erin. I was watching a CBS show the other night that had a diabetic character in it. The second it was mentioned, I got so excited. It wasn’t … [Read more...] about A Bad Case by Erin Spineto
Diabetes Strong is a new health and fitness website for people living with diabetes. It's the place to go if you're looking for information and advice on everything from exercise and nutrition to the latest diabetes products and tech. Diabetes Strong was originally created as TheFitBlog in 2015 and is the passion project of Christel Oerum, a fitness professional with type 1 … [Read more...] about There’s a new diabetes website in town!