I spent a day at Asante HQ* last week with a group of amazing diabetes brains, and among them was one I hadn't met yet. Danica has rocked diabetes on YouTube for a long time, so I was really excited to see that she would be there, too. But the poor thing was feeling under the weather most of the time we were in town. She was still able to take part in the meetings and offer … [Read more...] about Do You Know DiabeticDanica?
I'm happy to announce that Juvenile Diabetes No Limits is heading back down to the Chicago area for another free driving clinic for teens with diabetes. This 1-day program is open to teens with diabetes ages 15-19 with a valid permit or drivers license. If space permits, 14 and 15-year-olds can take part and learn (they can ride along, usually, but can't do the … [Read more...] about Free Diabetes Driving Clinic for Teens – Chicago, IL – 9/27/14
I recently finished reading "Diabetes and Wellbeing" by Dr. Jen Nash, and I really enjoyed it. Subtitled "Managing the psychological and emotional challenges of diabetes types 1 and 2" Dr. Nash set out to help us find some good ways to deal with the challenges we face dealing with the daily demands of diabetes. Dr. Nash is a Clinical Psychologist near London, is the … [Read more...] about Diabetes and Wellbeing by Dr. Jen Nash
Before I talk about how much I enjoyed reading Kerri's book, I need to disclose that she is a close friend. In general, I'm a fan of all she does. I'm also honored to be mentioned and to have contributed a few quotes in this book. There's no way I can offer an unbiased review and I want to get that out of the way right up front. One of Kerri's many gifts is reflecting praise … [Read more...] about Balancing Diabetes by Kerri Sparling
A small group of people who I highly respect asked for some help in spreading a message. If any one of these folks asked me, individually, for help, I'd not hesitate. So when they approached me collectively talking about how we could use social media for social good, I was all in. Specifically, they’re looking to help the Life for a Child program, which is an International … [Read more...] about What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Want to save a child?
Lots of news to spread today! Buckle up for some bullet points. Are you near the Washington, D.C. area (Crystal City, VA, specifically)? Come to the CWD Focus on Technology regional conference and expo happening next weekend, February 1-3, 2013. Sebastien Sasseville is the keynote speaker, and this dude is a total badass. He jogged across the freaking Sahara … [Read more...] about “An Orange Peanut?! For Me?!”
I have a stack of books in my office that I'd like to read. It's almost as tall as I am. When Carli sent me her book I wasn't sure how soon I'd be able to read it. I made the mistake of cracking it open just before dinner the same day it arrived. I wasn't able to put it down until I finished it late that night. Carli writes with her emotions. Each of her words are … [Read more...] about Freckled Fingertips – Carli J. Visser
I was going to use "We All Need A Ginger" for my title, but I wasn't sure how that would come across... In my case, I'm talking about Ginger Vieira, and there's no substitute for her. But if you can't get yourself a Ginger (Vieira!), then a good friend will do just fine. Either way, you need somebody, and I'll explain why. Late in 2011 I started looking for a church to … [Read more...] about We All Need One – Friends and Flashlights
Gary Scheiner is working hard to start the new year off right for as many people living with diabetes as he can. He has decided to offer all live classes at Type 1 University for absolutely free during the month of January! Space is limited, and classes are filling up fast. Some of the classes are things like "Mastering Pump Therapy", "Advanced Carb Counting", "Weight Loss … [Read more...] about January is TUITION FREE at Type 1 University
Last weekend I bumped into an old friend. I don't even know how to properly convey the gratitude I have for Dr. Robert Larson. He is the pediatric endocrinologist that took care of me and my diabetes for nearly twenty years as I was growing up. Starting with me at age six or seven, going into appointments with me and my parents, all the way to me at age twenty-five and … [Read more...] about Camp Sweet Life – Diabetes Camp in Southern Minnesota