• Stepping Out to Walk to Cure Diabetes

    Over the last couple of years, I’ve given considerable thought to participating in the various diabetes walks hosted by the American Diabetes Association and the JDRF, but because of the weakened state of my heart,  I just didn’t have strength or energy to do so.   Wanting to be involved in some way, though, I decided that if I couldn’t walk myself, I could at least make contributions to the fund raising efforts of fellow Diabetes Online Community members.  And I’ve done so proudly. While I’ve found great reward in being able to support everyone else, though, it just isn’t the same as participating in the walk and fund raising efforts myself.  And that’s what I’ve really wanted. To be out…

  • My First Interview: Kris Freeman

    During my visit to Camp John Warvel in early June, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Olympic Cross Country Skier and Type 1 Diabetic, Kris Freeman.  Now, I had never conducted an interview with anyone for My Diabetic Heart before, and having such a high profile person as my first interviewee was a bit daunting, but Kris was very gracious and accommodating and we got through it.  Many thanks and best wishes to Kris for the upcoming season. The video here was recorded during the interview, and I have to give a big thanks Carly Whiteside for shooting the video for me after my tripod broke.  We were swarmed by campers during the interview, so there’s…

  • A few thoughts about Roche SMS 2011

    So I realize this post is several days late, but it’s taken me a while to process all of my thoughts and emotions surrounding my attending the 2011 Roche Social Media Summit. The experience was incredibly exciting, yet also physically and mentally exhausting. I can say, however, that it was an experience for which I’m thankful to have had. Looking back, the whole experience was really comprised of a series of firsts for me. – This was my first year attending the Roche summit. Many thanks to those responsible for my being invited. -Attending the summit provided me with the opportunity to meet so many of my DOC friends and family in person for the very first time. I had…

  • DSMA Live at Roche SMS 2011

    Last week’s DSMA Live radio show was broadcast live from the Roche Social Media Summit in San Diego. Not only was I able to participate in the show, I also shot photos throughout the hour-long show. Enjoy!

  • Roche 2011 Photos

    Here are some of the photos I shot during the 2011 Roche Social Media Summit in San Diego.  More photos and a write up are in the works.  Stay tuned…