• WEGO Health Awards Finalist

    I’m incredibly honored to announce that I’ve been selected as one of five Finalists in the Best Kept Secret category of the 2018 WEGO Health Awards.  This year, over 4,000 nominations were submitted across the 16 categories.  To be among the 80 finalists is humbling. My sincere thanks to all who submitted a nomination and endorsement on my behalf.  Congratulations and best wishes to all of the finalists. Remember friends, A Little Heart Can Do Big Things!

  • 2018 WEGO Health Awards Nominations

    I am honored to announce that I have been nominated in three award categories for the 2018 WEGO Health Awards. Those categories are Best in Show: Blog, Best Kept Secret, and Patient Leader Hero. The WEGO Health Awards were created to celebrate those who tirelessly support the mission of WEGO Health: to empower the patient voice. With 16 award categories, the WEGO Health Awards are the only awards across all conditions and platforms, that recognize the over 100 thousand inspiring Patient Leaders who raise awareness, share information, and support their communities – but often without recognition. It is humbling to be nominated for these awards alongside so many other amazing advocates who work so incredibly hard to make a difference…

  • Attending HealtheVoices18 next week

    I’m both excited and honored to have been selected to attend the HealtheVoices conference in Chicago April 27-29.  That’s next week! The event brings together patient advocates representing a wide range of health conditions for three days of learning, networking, and story sharing.  I was fortunate enough to attend this conference for the first time in 2017 and it was a life changing experience.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to attend again this year. This year, the conference is offering a Virtual Experience, which will allow those who are unable to attend in person to join in from home. I will be sharing updates here and on Twitter throughout my time at HealtheVoices. So stay tuned. Disclaimer: Janssen is covering…

  • A Makeover for My Diabetic Heart

    So, if you’ve been to this site before, you’re probably noticing some changes right now. My Diabetic Heart is undergoing a much needed makeover. The blog has been around since early 2009, and the last major overhaul took place in 2013.  So, it’s overdue for a revamp. While I liked the old design, it just wasn’t working in terms of working well across multiple devices and couldn’t accommodate some new features I want to add soon. The new design will address those issues. Admittedly, the transition is very much a work in progress.  I’m still working on flushing out some of the content blocks that were on the old layout, and will be creating a new blogroll page soon, and…

  • Happy New Year

    Wishing a Happy and Healthy 2016 for everyone in the Diabetes Online Community.  Cheers!