Spreading the word about important and reliable hurricane support efforts. Please help get the word out. Diabetes Coalition Continues to Support Southeast Texas with Critical Diabetes Supplies and Ready to Respond to Hurricane Irma’s Impact in Puerto Rico and Florida 1-800-DIABETES continues extended hours, and new call center activated for physicians and health care … [Read more...] about Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition – hurricane support efforts
I just hit the ground in Boston, MA for the American Diabetes Association's 2015 Scientific Sessions. … [Read more...] about Happy 75th Anniversary, ADA!
It's hard for me to believe that we are still battling stuff like this. In all actuality though, the battle of keeping kids with diabetes safe at school is getting harder. With budget cuts leading to less nurses on staff, and the need to spread nurses across multiple schools, I just shake my head in amazement. Along with the shortage of nurses at school, diabetes … [Read more...] about Safe At School? Outrage in Education is More Like It!
One week ago today I rode my bicycle for 102 miles. I still can't believe I did it. I trained for 18 weeks with TeamWILD. Each week of training brought hours and hours on the bike. I pedaled inside, I pedaled outside. I pedaled in the cold, I pedaled in the heat. I pedaled in the rain, I pedaled in the sun. Each week of training brought me closer to the big … [Read more...] about Pedaling in my Sleep: 102-Mile Ride
I am riding 100 miles (!!) in the 2012 Tour de Cure ride for the ADA in June (June 2, 2012). I must be crazy. More than a few things have come together to make this happen, and I'm excited about all of it! This will be the third year for me to ride with The Pancremaniacs, our Tour de Cure team that is more than 30 strong so far (and still recruiting - want to ride with … [Read more...] about Scott – On His Bike a LOT This Spring!
Summer of 2009. Allison came to town and we had a DOC meet-up out at the Mall of America. That was the first time I met Heather (a.k.a "Auntly H") who blogs at "Beyond Your Peripheral Vision". Heather talked about her recent ADA Tour de Cure, and it sounded like a blast. So I told her I'd ride with her team in 2010. With her help, I got back on my bike after a … [Read more...] about Help Scott Ride the 2011 ADA Tour de Cure!
You can check out Part 1 here: My First "Red Rider" Experience: Part 1 -------- Even though it was pretty early in the morning, around 7:30 AM or so, the park was very busy. Tons of people and tons of bikes, all getting ready to ride for us, those living with diabetes. I got pretty emotional. But I was also excited, and so very gracious. As self-conscious as I was … [Read more...] about My First “Red Rider” Experience: Part 2 – GO RED RIDER!
A couple weeks back I mentioned that I signed up for the 2010 Tour de Cure, and just this week posted a very quick blurb about the Red Rider dinner that I attended the night before the ride. The ride and the dinner have come and gone, and they were both incredible for me. I'm trying really hard to come up with a post that does it all justice, but I'll tell you right now it … [Read more...] about My First “Red Rider” Experience: Part 1
I am riding in my first ADA Tour de Cure tomorrow, and I have to admit that I'm pretty excited. I can't say enough about how thankful I am to Auntly H for spearheading this, and for getting me back on my bike after 10+ years. I have had so much fun riding so far, and am really looking forward to the ride tomorrow. But the riding does not stop tomorrow, and for that I owe … [Read more...] about You Are Why We Ride
The thoughts were nagging at me all morning. What do I do about my blood sugar? What adjustments should I make to my insulin? How should I manage my meal bolus? I was scheduled to meet up with some members of The Pancremaniacs this afternoon for our last team ride before the Tour de Cure (which is next Saturday). I've done three of these team practice rides so far, and … [Read more...] about The Effect Of My Miscalculation? Major Suckage and a Day Wasted.