I love this moment in Living Vertical's Project 365 film, a short documentary where Steve Richert takes his type 1 diabetes on a nation-wide climbing journey for an entire year. … [Read more...] about Living Vertical – Project 365
There was a different feeling around the 2015 AADE Annual Meeting this year, and I noticed it almost immediately. As soon as I picked up my materials and glanced at the meeting guide, something special jumped out at me. … [Read more...] about A different feeling at AADE 2015
Diabetes advocacy can be intimidating. But it doesn't have to be. You have friends who want to make it easy. Easy for you to learn about what's going on, and even easier for you to let lawmakers and government agencies know how you feel (it's a few clicks). [featured-image link="http://diabetespac.org/" single_newwindow="false"] "Who is DPAC? You are. I am. We all are." … [Read more...] about Diabetes safety, quality, and access – do you care?
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation does amazing work. I hope to introduce you to part of their magic that you may not be aware of. They are best known for helping people get to CWD's Friends for Life conferences, and they have helped so many families, young adults, and adults experience these life-changing events that would have been impossible otherwise. But there's … [Read more...] about What you don’t know about the Diabetes Scholars Foundation
My phone starts to ring while I'm programming my meal bolus. I can see it's a call I'd like to answer. But I'm more than halfway through my programming, and I have numbers in my head (blood sugar, carb count) that I can release forever ... once I get the programming done. My phone continues to ring and buzz, urgently pulling my focus and attention. Just a few more … [Read more...] about No Lunchtime Bolus – A Story Thick With Irony
Sometimes I need to calm down and stop interfering with my diabetes so much. But that's complicated, right? Because sometimes exactly what I need is more engagement and action. There must be a happy medium, right? (shout out to Stephen) Here's an example. I tripped myself up over and over. I would have been better off relaxing and letting things play out. Let's take a … [Read more...] about A Practical Example of Overthinking My Diabetes
My wife's understanding and patience with me (and my diabetes) seems to know no bounds, and I'm so grateful. It hit me about halfway through my shopping list at Walmart; that feeling of my blood sugar dropping fast and the anxiety of lots of insulin on board (relatively). A quick glance at my wrist confirmed it. Five glucose tabs left in my tube, which I ate quickly, but … [Read more...] about Don’t Go Shopping While Low
I just hit the ground in Boston, MA for the American Diabetes Association's 2015 Scientific Sessions. … [Read more...] about Happy 75th Anniversary, ADA!
Enter now for your chance to win a copy of Hope Warshaw's newest book! Eat Out, Eat Well – The Guide to Eating Healthy in any Restaurant! … [Read more...] about Scott’s Sweepstakes – Eat Out, Eat Well by Hope Warshaw
Find out what Diabetes Blog Week is all about. Check out the topics for each day's posts, and even see a list of this year's participants. Thank you, Karen! The topic for today? Share a link to a new blog you've found or a new friend you've made. I've really been enjoying Ryan and Amber over at Diabetes Daily Grind lately. They have a great mix of practical diabetes … [Read more...] about Continuing Connections – #DBlogWeek ’15 – Day 7