• Getting to know Matthew Deets

    Through my interactions with the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) on Twitter and other social media outlets over the last 3 years and 11 months, I’ve had the privilege of meeting some really amazing people. One such person is my good friend and fellow type 2, Matthew Deets.  Many in the DOC already know Matt, but for those who don’t, you really should.  So, by way of a Q & A set from a recent interview, I’d like to introduce you to him. So, Matt, could you tell everyone a little about yourself? Well, I live in Colton, Oregon, and I love my family, friends, Diet Coke, bacon, cupcakes, insulin, and…

  • 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.

  • A Chat with Alexis of the Blue Heel Society

    Every once in a while I have the chance to interview some pretty awesome people from the Diabetes Community.  Over the last week or so, I’ve had the opportunity to chat with my good friend Alexis Newell about a cause near and dear to her, The Blue Heel Society.  Below are the questions and answers that came from our chat.  Enjoy! Could you please introduce yourself to the readers? Where are you from, etc…? Hi! My name is Alexis Newell, I am from Brooklyn, New York originally, but I currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am a fulltime working mama and wife. I love all things fashion, and music.…

  • 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. …