• 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. …

  • Smash Diabetes Challenge

    So, my good friend Kelly Close nominated me for this Smash Diabetes Challenge as part of Diabetes Awareness Month.  I’ve accepted the challenge and, to spread the fun, I’m nominating my friends Ashley Rose, Michael Hoskins, Kate Cornell, and Sue Rericha. Without further adieu, I give you my rather hastily thrown together video.    Enjoy and Smash Diabetes!  

  • Happy New Year

    Well friends, there’s about 1 hour left in this final day of 2013 and I’m thankful to see it come to an end.  It has been an incredibly difficult year for so many reasons and while I could spend a lot of time recapping the good and the bad of 2013, I’d really rather wrap up this year of life and blogging with short note from the heart. So, from the pit of my left ventricle, I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year.  Be well, my friends!

  • Merry Christmas DOC!

    Wishing peace, love, joy, and good health to everyone in the Diabetes Online Community, this Christmas and always. Lots of Love, DOC! Mike Durbin

  • A Heart and Pancreas for Christmas

    Well friends, it’s that time of year again.  Christmas is rapidly approaching and, as usual, the music is playing everywhere I go.  I stopped at a gas station Thursday evening and heard the song “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” blaring from the speaker overhead.  And, as usual, the words to the parody I wrote a few years ago started dancing around in my head.  So, I figured I’d share it again just for giggles.  Enjoy! I Want A Heart and Pancreas for Christmas I want a heart and pancreas for Christmas Only a heart and pancreas will do Don’t want a pill, to make me a happy boy I…