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World Diabetes Day 2013

Happy World Diabetes Day to everyone in the Diabetes Community, online & offline.


I’ll be heading to Indianapolis this afternoon to participate in a WDD Meetup with folks from the Indy Adult D-Community, including good friends Cherise Shockley and Mike Hoskins.

Festivities planned for the evening include dinner, a Big Blue Test around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument which will be lit in blue in honor of WDD, and finally a special edition of the DSMA Live blog talk radio show will be hosted by Cherise in downtown Indy from 9-10pm.

You can follow the festivities via the Twitter hashtag #WDDIndy2013

And, of course, I’ll be posting photos and a recap of the evening here on MDH soon, so stay tuned.

For now, I’m signing off so I can go home from work, finish packing, and sleep a while before hitting the road.  Chao!

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.


  • Dee

    Your blog caught my eye with the yeast infection problem. Husband was diagnosed type 2 in aug but has probably been there much longer. The last thing we are having trouble with is the yeast infection. Doctors repeatedly want to call it dry skin, etc. he will see diabetes doc next week. What d you do to fix the yeast infection?

    • Mike

      Hi Dee,
      First, let me say thanks for visiting my blog and for reaching out. I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis. I know how unsettling that news can be. Yeast infections are fairly common among those who live with diabetes, no matter the type. A couple of things that helped me were 1) having my doctor prescribe a medication to help fight the infection from the inside. I was given Diflucan, which came in the form of a pill. And 2) Making sure that I maintained good personal hygiene (daily baths, etc…).

      The best advice I can give you is to consult with the doctor and push them to determine what the problem actually is, be it a yeast infection or something else, and push them to provide some sort of medication to help treat the problem. And, if you can’t get them to work with you on resolving the issue, find another doctor who will.

      I hope this is helpful. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out. I wish you and your husband the best.