Throwback Thursday: Diabetes UnConference Highlights
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the Diabetes UnConference in Las Vegas. It was an incredible, life changing experience, and I’m thankful for having been able to go. Due to a series of unfortunate events that have occurred since I returned from that trip, I’ve not been able to write about the experience as I had planned. Although, I guess since we all agreed to keep a lot of what happened during the UnConference sessions private, not having time to write isn’t exactly a bad thing. I do, however, have this highlights video that I put together using photos taken during the trip. That I definitely can share. I hope you enjoy it! My sincere thanks to Christel,…
Nearly Wordless Wednesday: WDD Snapshots
Some snapshots from World Diabetes Day in Indianapolis.
The T2D Summit
On Wednesday, June 19th, I had the opportunity to attend the very first diabetes blogger summit to be hosted by Valeritas at their Manufacturing, Research and Development facility in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Valeritas is the manufacturer of the V-GO , an insulin delivery device intended for use by individuals with type two diabetes who use insulin as part of there daily management routine. As a company focused on the type 2 diabetes community, Valeritas wanted to get real patient insights and feedback on what they can do to help develop resources that would both help strengthen the online type 2 community and provide resources for the offline community. With that in mind, the company invited fellow type 2 bloggers Kate Cornell, Phyllisa…
Awesome People – D Blessings Week Day 2
It’s day 2 of Diabetes Blessings Week, and today’s post is devoted to the some of the awesome people I have been blessed to be able to meet in person this year. Since I’m a subscriber of the notion that a picture is worth a thousand words, I’m going to let the ones below do the talking for me. Simon! Babs! Kim! Sir Bob! Steve Richert! Marie! Stacey! Wendy, Mr. Mike Lawson, and Jaimie! Courtney! Nicole Johnson! Dr. Steve Edelman Josh Bleill I am quite thankful to have had the opportunity to meet all of these individuals, and even more thankful to be able to consider many of them my friends.
Guest Post: Feeling the Love of the DOC
Today’s guest post is from my good friend Kerri MacKay. Kerri lives in Canada, and she deals with another chronic health issue with which I’m all too familiar, asthma. While she doesn’t have diabetes, Kerri is a big fan and supporter of the Diabetes Online Community. She recently traveled to the U.S. to attend the Medicine-X conference at Standford, and had the chance to meetup with some of our friends from the DOC. Today, Kerri shares her experience with us. Thanks so much, Kerri! Last weekend, I was blessed with the ability to attend Medicine-X at Stanford University through the gift of an ePatient scholarship. Since I’m here guest posting on My Diabetic Heart, it only makes sense that I…