• Guest Post: Creating Normal

    Today’s guest post is from the ever amazing Steve Richert of LivingVertical.  Steve is on an incredible 365 day mission to empower people living with Type 1 Diabetes, and raise awareness of this invisible condition through rock climbing every day.  I had the pleasure of meeting Steve this summer, as he was a guest speaker at the Roche Social Media Summit in Indianapolis.  Today, he shares thoughts on the experience so far.  Thanks again, Steve! Almost 300 days ago I began (Project 365) climbing every day consecutively with the goal of raising awareness of Diabetes and empowering people affected by it. I wasn’t a rock climber before I was diagnosed with Type 1 in 1999. I was just a kid…

  • Everyday Health Feature

    In the middle of June, I was interviewed by Everyday Health for an article that was being written on folks in their late teens and early twenties being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This morning, I was notified via Google Alert that the article had been published this week. The final product of that interview turned out to be a feature on my life with type 2.  You can find it here: Diagnosis: Type 2 Diabetes. Age: 24. Give it a read and let me know what you think.

  • An Appointment Worth the Wait

    After nearly two months of waiting for the appointment, I finally got to see the cardiologist on Friday to review the results of the cardiac MRI, blood work, and 30 day heart monitor that I had to endure in an effort to determine why there had been a decline in the function of my heart and if I would need a defibrillator. I woke up late and had to scramble to get ready and head out to the medical center on the other side of town.  Normally if I’m in a rush and stressed like that it shows up when the nurses check my blood pressure, etc.., but not this visit.  My BP was normal and by the time the…

  • A Blunt Lancet Christmas Single?

    This just in!   MDH News has received unconfirmed reports that Blunt Lancet is set to release a single of their Christmas song, The Twelve Days of Betes, just in time for the holidays.  MDH Entertainment reporter Little G is investigating and will have a full report soon. Blunt Lancet is the popular 90’s rock band that has staged an impressive come back over the last couple of years.  And this is not the first time we’ve reported on a potential Christmas release from Blunt Lancet. Last year, the band was rocked by the BetesLeaks scandal, in which a rogue agent of the consulting firm Dewey, Fuck’em & Howe stole the lyrics to the song and shared them on the…

  • Extra! Extra! Read all about…Me!

    As you may already know, I have been fortunate enough to have my diagnosis story picked up and published in the Summer 2011 issue of Diabetic Living Magazine.  That issue went on sale May 17th. Many thanks to Kelly Rawlings for making this possible! I am super excited about this event, and even more excited about being able to share it with you here on My Diabetic Heart. And I’d love to hear from you after you read it. So drop a comment below. Enjoy! My Story: Type 2 Diabetes Saved My Life This PDF file is: “REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM DIABETIC LlVING® MAGAZINE. e COPYRIGHT 2011 MEREDITH CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.”  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com