• Wordless Wednesday: AADE Highlights

    Photos from AADE 12 in Indianapolis. Four amazing diabetes advocates: (L to R) Hope Warshaw, Manny Hernandez, Amy Tenderich, and David Edelman. It was an honor being featured in their presentation. Great meeting Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, at AADE 12. Got to hang out with Dr. Steven Edelman of TCOYD. Looking forward to working with him in Des Moines in a few weeks. I got a Lenny! And Bill Polonsky signed my book! Hey look, it’s Mike! It was awesome meeting C. Little G and the pancreas were there, too! Manny was ready for D fight! Hanging out with the creator of Blue Fridays on Blue Friday. How cool is that?! 🙂

  • Everyone has a Bomb

    It’s been two weeks since the 4th Roche Social Media Summit wrapped up in Indianapolis, and this is my first post post about it.  Better late than never, right? To be honest, I don’t know what I can say about the gathering that hasn’t already been said by other attendees.  There have been a number of great posts written about the event already.  Still, I feel obligated share my thoughts as well. The one thing that has stuck with me over the last two weeks has been the session with guest speaker Josh Bleill, community spokesman of the Indianapolis Colts. Josh was on combat patrol in Fallujah Iraq on October 15, 2006, when a bomb exploded under the humvee he…

  • Simon says: Let’s meet in Indy!

    So, Simon said he was going to be in the U.S. for a month and wanted to see as many people and places as possible while here.  And then Simon said he would be traveling to Indianapolis for a couple of days and wanted to meet with DOC folks from the area.  And when Simon says he’ll be in town, we members of the Diabetes Online Community do our damnedest to be there, too.  And this past Saturday, we were. Simon arrived in Indy early Saturday morning, after a wild and crazy adventure that can only be described as a remake of the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  And was met by Mike Hoskins, with whom he stayed while in…

  • Dude, Can I Borrow Your Pin?

    This morning I woke to the little chirping sound my droid makes every time an email is received.  Normally, I turn that off before going to bed, but didn’t get that done before I passed out last night.  I reached for the phone, checked the email and found it was a DM from my buddy Mike Hoskins.  He had a favor to ask and wondered if I’d be around during the day.  I replied, “yeah, what’s up?” Turns out he was heading north to Detroit for a JDRF function and couldn’t find a particular diabetes accessory that he really wanted for the outfit he planned to wear.  And he knew that I had one because he saw me wearing it…

  • Chicago Diabetes Expo 2012

    Today is day 20 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and I’m going off prompt to talk about the Chicago Diabetes EXPO. The American Diabetes Association hosted their annual Chicago Diabetes EXPO last Saturday and, for the second year in a row, I made the drive from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis to catch a ride to the EXPO on the bus charted by the good folks at the ADA’s Indiana office, went to Chicago and back to Indy, and then drove back to Fort Wayne.  All in the span of 24 hours.  Yes, the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over and over and expecting different results to follow, and if you look that up in a…