• Madlib gibberish

    Post for day 21 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: Health Madlib Poem. OK, the gibberish below is just that.  Pure, unedited, computer generated gibberish.  I followed the instructions of the prompt, went to the suggested website, filled in the parts of speech, clicked generate, and the mess below is what was thrown back at me. Much like this gibberish, nothing about life with any of the types of diabetes makes sense. Nothing about life with congestive heart failure makes much sense either. There are, however, somethings about this mess that are a big part of life with these diseases. When my blood glucose is too high, you get gibberish.  When it’s too low, you…

  • 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…

  • Five Dinner Guests

    Post for day 19 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: 5 Dinner Guests. So, this challenge asks us to name 5 people we’d love to have dinner with (living or deceased) and why?  Here’s my list. 1) April – I’m always up for sharing a meal with my lady. Fancy or casual, doesn’t matter.  Just the two of us getting to enjoy a bit of time together. 2) My Great Uncle & Great Grandmother – As a child, I probably spent more time at my great grandmother’s house than just about anywhere, and every night I’d eat dinner with her and my great uncle who lived with her.  This past January marked 5 years since…

  • Wordless Wednesday: Indy to Chicago

    Today is day 18 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and I’m going off prompt.  It’s Wordless Wednesday. My write up about the trip to the Chicago Diabetes EXPO is in the works, so to tide everyone over until it’s ready I put together a selection of photos from the trip.  Enjoy!

  • Good things come from bad situations

    Today is day 17 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: Learned the hard way. I spent a bit of time looking through the archives in search of a bit of inspiration to help with responding to today’s prompt, and I came across one of my posts from the Diabetes Blessings Week event back in November.  The message of that post seemed to fit, so I wanted to share it again. One of the biggest blessings that has come my way since diagnosis is a healthier life. Now, I realize that it may sound strange for me to say that I have a healthier life considering that I live with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart…