Scott over at "Rolling in the D" wrote a great post Monday about driving with diabetes. He read an article on Sunday in his local paper about a PWD dealing with a low blood sugar who was beaten by police for resisting arrest. It's a terrifying situation, and every single one of us is vulnerable. The tighter we manage our diabetes, the more likely we are to have lows. And … [Read more...] about Rolling with the D (hat tip to Scott E.)
The statue in the front lobby was one of the first things I saw when I walked in the door. And more than just a token representation of what Lilly is all about, it was the first of endless reminders of the import work done here. Last month I had the honor of being invited to visit with the diabetes group at Lilly, along with a small number of other folks in the diabetes … [Read more...] about The Lilly Atmosphere
With diabetes, preparing for any exercise or activity is never as simple as it should be. 10:30 AM - I actually remembered to start my temporary basal rate adjustment 10:45 AM - Blood sugar is 95 mg/dl with some insulin on board. Eat a quick sandwich. 10:50 AM - Refill my Gatorade supply, grab a fresh bottle of test strips, and even a pad of post-it notes to write … [Read more...] about Forgot My Shorts…
Have you guys seen the Boromir Meme? I always chuckle when I see it. According to Know Your Meme: The phrase “One does not simply walk into Mordor” (no comma needed) originates from a Council of Elrond scene in Peter Jackson’s 2001 film adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Whilst (sp) discussing how to destroy the ring, Elrond … [Read more...] about One Does Not Simply…
Hoping you can join us for the pilot episode of "Diabetic Radio", on KDWA.com (AM 1460 on the dial in the Twin Cities Metro Area (listen live)), Tuesday, January 17, at 11:05 AM. You guys remember Mikey, right? Mikey makes his living driving race cars and fixing engines. When the snow flies, and he can't race cars, he's all about snowmobiles. For a long time he has been … [Read more...] about Mikey, Dan, and Scott, Live on KDWA.com!
I met Lane at the Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum last Spring. He made quite an impression on me. Have you ever met a person who is so smart that they exude inspiration? That's Lane Desborough, Product Strategist at Medtronic Diabetes. His son, Hayden, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in August of 2009. As Lane did his first presentation, he talked about many … [Read more...] about Lane Desborough – Chemical Engineering and Diabetes?
Insulindependence is a group of incredibly inspirational athletes living with diabetes who are on a mission to get people living with diabetes active. I know what you're thinking. You are thinking that you are not an athlete, you are not active, you don't have it in you. Bologna (I love how that word doesn't look like it sounds...). You don't have to be anything to get … [Read more...] about Dawn Phenom Minnesota Style
Lisa Finander was the guest speaker at the last 'Adults With Type One' group. This was the second time I've heard Lisa present, and it was every bit as great as I remembered. She has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1969, which gives her a ton of street cred in my book. Lisa talked about how things were back then. Not the typical stories you hear, about testing urine and … [Read more...] about Diabetes Is Intense – Lisa Finander
I recently posted about the TEDxDelMar event in San Diego happening Saturday morning (10/15/2011). For those unable to attend TEDxDelMar in person, there are a few ways to keep up on everything that is happening. The event kicks off at 9AM PST Saturday morning. 1) Watch the event live via the TEDxDelMar LiveStream channel. There's even an iPhone App, and a mobile … [Read more...] about TEDxDelMar – Type 1 Diabetes – Search for a Cure
What is a Diabetes Diplomat? A Diabetes Diplomat is anyone who has decided to get involved with raising money and advocating for the Diabetes Research Institute. The Diabetes Diplomats group has a laundry list of proven ideas that you can use. There's no shortage of ideas - they just need people to give the ideas some legs. Whatever you choose, they will guide you … [Read more...] about What Is a Diabetes Diplomat?