• Almost Wordless Wednesday: HealtheVoices18

    In late April, I was fortunate enough to attend the HealtheVoices18 conference in Chicago. The sessions were great, but it’s the connections with the amazing advocates in attendance that mean the most to me.  These images highlight that. The Attendees #MakeDiabetesVisible Patient Advocates who Inspire Me Remember friends, A Little Heart Can Do Big Things Disclaimer: Janssen covered my travel, lodging, and meal expenses for this conference. All thoughts and opinions expressed here on My Diabetic Heart and related social media channels are my own.

  • F-bombs for Diabetes

    Fuck Diabetes!  Yeah, I said it.  Someone needs to.  And after riding the Glucoaster all night following my 9 hours at work, I’m more than willing to do the job.  I feel like hell.  I’m incredibly tired.  I’m cranky. And I hate this disease.  F**k it and all of the misery that goes with it. And as for the “person with diabetes” versus “diabetic” labels thing… I don’t tend to get worked up over those. I respect that some folks do and I understand why.  Frankly, though, I much prefer Mike. Click for the Language and Diabetes  Link List. There is an old saying that states “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. I’m willing to…

  • Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Blue Fridays

    On Monday night, the Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation launched an online store with a line of t-shirts for the Blue Fridays initiative. I ordered mine that night and got it this afternoon. To order a shirt of your own, visit http://dcaf.spreadshirt.com .