• Favorites and Motivations – #DBlogWeek Day 6

    Diabetes Blog Week, Day 6 – Topic: Favorites and Motivations.  If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blog post that you have ever written?  Is it diabetes related or just life related?  If you are a new blogger and don’t have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog?   You know, picking a favorite blog post from among the 445 that I’ve written over the last 6 years is no small task.  That’s a lot of material to review and think about.  As I’ve looked back through the archives, more than a dozen stand out as worthy of being considered favorites.  And wouldn’t you…

  • 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

  • Happy T1 Day, My Friends

    Today is a special day for so many of my friends in the Diabetes Online Community, as 11-1-12, the first day of Diabetes Awareness Month, has been designated as T1 Day. It is a day devoted to raising awareness for those living with Type 1 Diabetes. It’s about raising awareness to the difficulties type 1’s deal with each and every day, dispelling the myths and misinformation spread through the media and other sources. It a day for supporting those living with Type 1 Diabetes. And that’s what I do. I love and support all of my friends who live this disease. And I support their day, T1 Day. To learn more about T1 Day, visit the JDRF’s website . And…

  • Wordless Wednesday: TCOYD in Des Moines

    The trip to Des Moines, IA two weekends ago for TCOYD was fantastic.  The conference was great and it provided an opportunity to spend time with dear friends from the DOC.   And I was able to capture bits and pieces on camera.  The pictures include shots of the diabetes guerrilla art banner created for Diabetes Art Day, shots from around town, and a few fun shots with Little G.  Enjoy!

  • A Recipe for a Mascot

     It’s day 24 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: Health Mascot. The challenge for today was to come up with a mascot for ourselves, our medical issues, our health focus, whatever.  And provide a visual if possible.  Here’s my attempt a Mascot Recipe. Ingredients:  1 goofy pancreas, 1 big soft heart, a sense of humor, a pinch of sarcasm, and the fighting spirit of one ninja. Preparation: Take one goofy pancreas and combine with a big, soft heart in a poorly functioning body. Put that mixture through the fires of hell.  Stir in the fighting spirit of one ninja to help the body rise to the challenge it’s facing. Remove from fires of hell and let…