I recently returned from a short trip to Indianapolis, IN for a visit with Lilly Diabetes*. They hosted a summit with about a dozen people from the diabetes online community and gave us a chance to learn more about what they've been up to since the last meeting. I was pleased with the meeting and felt they did a great job hosting. The group was small, which made it more … [Read more...] about Lilly Diabetes – Connecting the Dots
Third Annual Diabetes Blog Week! What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn't have diabetes about living with diabetes? The first thing that popped into my head when I saw that question was a great quote from my buddy George Simmons. Imagine having to pump your own heart because it didn't do it by itself. And when you want to sleep you have to pump it slower. For … [Read more...] about D-Blog Week: What They Should Know
Having spent the weekend with George and everyone that came to town for his celebration, I was an emotional basket-case. I was riding a freaking tidal wave of emotions on the last day of my visit. To have those fragile emotions rattled around like dice in a cup, then tossed out, one by one, into a coffin with Paul Conroy, was just a little too much for me to … [Read more...] about In Sand Up To My Ears
It has been about three days since I dropped George off at the airport. I have been thinking about how to write about it ever since. You know what? There is no way I can do the visit justice. It is literally impossible to describe how great it was. George and I have a weird/special connection that goes beyond blogging and diabetes. It is more like twin brothers … [Read more...] about Magical Meet Ups
George's vacation here absolutely FLEW by. But we did a lot of fun things. I know that we'll both be posting a bit about all of the fun stuff over the next few days, so I don't want to let the all of the cats out of the bag at the same time. We put together a really quick and corny VLOG post that we wanted to share. I think George has some sort of attack at the end, but I … [Read more...] about A Ninjariffic VLOG Post!
There's a little less than one week before my buddy G-Money (aka Ninjabetic, aka SuperG, aka George) comes to town. I'm very excited, and can't wait for him to get here! As I try to figure out everything that we want to do during his short stay, I only wish we had more time. I've got a tentative schedule all mapped out in my head, including a lot of time visiting with my … [Read more...] about Ninjabetic MN Meet-Up Details
In about three weeks I will be picking up a very special guest from the MSP airport. Let me tell you, I cannot wait! THE George "Ninjabetic" Simmons will be my guest for a fun filled weekend, right here in Minnesota. George is such a great guy, and I am lucky to say that he is one of my very best friends. A little more than a year ago I visited George and his family … [Read more...] about Three Weeks and Counting…
George and I collaborated on a video for the Making Sense of Diabetes initiative happening at TuDiabetes. It was a LOT of fun, and I hope you get a kick out of it too. http://www.youtube.com/v/39an-s6P7fs … [Read more...] about Lunch With George
Before life got busy ... wait, actually it was right in the middle of life being busy ... I got an e-mail from Mark Mansheim over at "The Jagged Edge". He said that he would be in the twin cities soon, and that he'd like to meet up. We both found a slice of time away from work (back on 6/21) to terrorize the waitress and other unfortunate patrons at a nearby Perkins … [Read more...] about Meeting Mark!
World Diabetes Day is always a pretty special day for many of us living with diabetes. But last year, November 14, 2008, we were treated to something very, very special. One of my very best friends, and a favorite d-blogger of many, George Simmons, created a little magic for us. G-Money (as I affectionately call him) is a real gift to us because he shares so much … [Read more...] about Not By Choice – George Simmons