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!
The 2011 ADA Expo came through Minneapolis a couple of weekends ago. Unfortunately, not much changes with the vendors from year to year. Diabetes is a slow business, ya know? But when I heard that Mari Ruddy would be there, I knew I had to go. As an added bonus, my friend (and road trip buddy) Heather was also going to be there. I also enjoy seeing friends that I used … [Read more...] about ADA Expo 2011 & D-Meetups
As hard as he tried, Manny Hernandez could not see what was in the coming days of the 2011 Roche Social Media Summit. I bet he got pretty close though. Friends, fun, relationships, the greater good, and the sense that we can influence change. I personally felt that this, our third summit, was the best yet. Nurturing relationships is part of what makes these in-person … [Read more...] about 2011 Roche – Growing Potential, Still Vague
Have you ever gotten yourself into something you weren't quite sure you could do? I got myself very familiar with that feeling this Spring. When we finished the 25-mile Tour de Cure route last year I wasn't ready to be finished. I wanted more. So for the 2011 ride we signed up for the 45-mile course. The weather here this "Spring" (note the quotation marks...) was … [Read more...] about I Did It! Tour de Cure!
https://youtu.be/VSVm4wrb6aQ … [Read more...] about Tour de Cure VLOG
I love that little thrill I get when I recognize a face from the online community in a new or different place. I got that little thrill when I saw Scott Hanselman grinning back at me from the latest e-mail newsletter from the ADA. I love Scott. He's a pretty smart dude. He also gave us "The Airplane Analogy", which is a favorite of mine. Plus, with a name like "Scott", … [Read more...] about Familiar Faces, New Places – and Judge For Yourself
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
I picked up a flyer about this at the local ADA Expo last weekend. I think it is a great thing that Gold's Gym and the ADA are doing, so I wanted to help spread the word a bit. On Saturday, November 7, 2009, Gold's Gym will be hosting a "Burn-A-Thon Challenge". Every Gold's Gym in the world (!) will be open to everyone, members and non-members, to allow people to … [Read more...] about Burn-A-Thon? Gold’s Gym & The ADA