• American Eagle Day

    In honor of American Eagle Day, below are a selection of eagle photos that I’ve had the privilege to capture in northern Indiana during the last year or so.  My health consumes so much of my time, thoughts, and energy, but, as I’ve said before, there is so much more to my life than the chronic illnesses with which I live.  Nature photography is one of my escapes.  I share a lot of my images on Facebook and Instagram, but I think I’m going to start sharing them here more often as well.  Because they are part of my story.  Enjoy!  

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Wishing a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone in the Diabetes Online Community! May we all take time today to remember what this day is all about; Giving thanks for all of the blessings that come to us. Today, as with each day, I am thankful to be alive, I am thankful for my family and friends, and I am thankful for the good memories of those who are no longer here to share in this day.  I’m thankful that April, her dad, and I will be able to go to Louisville to have dinner with the rest of my family this evening. Happy Thanksgiving and lots of love, my friends!

  • The T2D Summit

    On Wednesday, June 19th, I had the opportunity to attend the very first diabetes blogger summit to be hosted by Valeritas at their  Manufacturing, Research and Development facility in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.  Valeritas is the manufacturer of the V-GO , an insulin delivery device intended for use by individuals with type two diabetes who use insulin as part of there daily management routine. As a company focused on the type 2 diabetes community, Valeritas wanted to get real patient insights and feedback on what they can do to help develop resources that would both help strengthen the online type 2 community and provide resources for the offline community.  With that in mind, the company invited fellow type 2 bloggers Kate Cornell, Phyllisa…

  • 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…