As I really get rolling in my training plan for #ScottsDeathRide (details here...), I want to bring you up to speed on the cool rides, people, and stories that take place. Not long ago, I connected with my friend George "(the original) Ninjabetic" Simmons for a great Father's Day ride. Take a look at this quick video: George is awesome, and it was a blast … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – Father’s Day ride with George
A few months back, my friend Erik Douds talked me into this crazy adventure of cycling 100 miles through DEATH VALLEY to benefit JDRF. Henceforth affectionately known as #ScottsDeathRide – a.k.a. JDRF Death Valley 2019 Ride to Cure Diabetes! (don't worry, I'm not going to die) Join us on our mission to raise $8,000 in support of JDRF while riding our bikes 100 miles in … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – What in the world?
I attended my first JDRF TypeOneNation Summit since moving to San Diego and had SO MUCH FUN! My father-in-law and I spent countless hours watching boxing together over the past 20 years, so I was excited when I realized who walked in the room to kick things off. None other than former pro boxing IBF World Champion, Paul "The Ultimate" Vaden! He's been supporting JDRF since 2004 … [Read more...] about JDRF TypeOneNation Summit in San Diego
Today is another special day for me! Thanks for joining me on this little celebration hike that I'm doing today. It's a pretty big day for me! I am celebrating 39 years living well with diabetes, and I thought what better way to do that than to get out for a little hike. There are all these awesome trails that couldn't be more than five minutes away from my house. So, I … [Read more...] about 39 years of living well with diabetes – celebrate with me!
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