• A Successful First Diabetes Walk

    April & I traveled to Indianapolis on Sunday to participate in the American Diabetes Association’s 20th Annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event.  It was the very first time that I’ve participated in a diabetes walk since my diagnosis nearly three years ago.  And I much say that it was an unqualified success in terms of both surpassing my fund raising goal and my completing the walk itself.  Thanks to the generous support of friends and family, I raised $200 for the event. Which was twice the amount I had set for a goal.  Yay! April & I enjoyed the event and it was great to share my first diabetes walk with Cherise, her husband Scott and daughter Niya,…

  • A few thoughts about Roche SMS 2011

    So I realize this post is several days late, but it’s taken me a while to process all of my thoughts and emotions surrounding my attending the 2011 Roche Social Media Summit. The experience was incredibly exciting, yet also physically and mentally exhausting. I can say, however, that it was an experience for which I’m thankful to have had. Looking back, the whole experience was really comprised of a series of firsts for me. – This was my first year attending the Roche summit. Many thanks to those responsible for my being invited. -Attending the summit provided me with the opportunity to meet so many of my DOC friends and family in person for the very first time. I had…

  • DSMA Live at Roche SMS 2011

    Last week’s DSMA Live radio show was broadcast live from the Roche Social Media Summit in San Diego. Not only was I able to participate in the show, I also shot photos throughout the hour-long show. Enjoy!

  • Roche 2011 Photos

    Here are some of the photos I shot during the 2011 Roche Social Media Summit in San Diego.  More photos and a write up are in the works.  Stay tuned…

  • A Day at Camp John Warvel

    Last Wednesday I had the privilege of visiting the American Diabetes Association’s Camp John Warvel, during their annual Sponsor Day. The camp is organized by the good folks at the ADA office in Indianapolis, with whom I traveled to Chicago in April for the Diabetes Expo.  They thought it would be nice for me to visit and see what camp was all about.  I accepted the invitation to visit, and I’m certainly glad that I did because the experience was amazing. Each June, the popular ADA summer camp is held at the YMCA owned and operated Camp Crosley in North Webster, IN.  Through the cooperation of Camp Crosley staff, generous donations from corporate sponsors, and numerous volunteers, the ADA is…