• Remembering Judy Reich

    The Diabetes Community lost a great advocate and friend this week. Judy Reich, who faced life with diabetes with incredible dignity and grace for more than 50 years, died on Wednesday with her husband, Gary, by her side. Judy was an unabashedly proud resident of Las Vegas and had an illustrious career in the Nevada broadcasting industry. She was honored as an inductee into the Nevada Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in the year 2000. Judy was also heavily involved in local diabetes advocacy as a volunteer with the JDRF, and was a former chair of the Las Vegas chapter. I was fortunate enough to get to know Judy over the years through our interactions in the Diabetes Online Community.  We bonded over…

  • Loving Your Heart This Month

    Today is the first day of February and with it comes the beginning of American Heart Month.  This month we focus on raising awareness of heart disease and all of its various forms, risk factors, steps to prevent and treat the disease, etc… To kick the month off, I’d like to pose a question to you.  How will you love your heart this month? Personally, I’m going to try to exercise more this month.  My plan is to walk at least 1 mile on the treadmill each day.  That may not seem like much, but for a guy who had heart surgery in December and is working on recovery, it’s a good starting point and goal.  I may post treadmill…

  • 9 Years

    Today marks 9 years of life with diabetes and congestive heart failure for me. It’s been a crazy journey, and the events of the last month have been a reminder of just how fortunate I am to have come this far. Cheers, folks!

  • Merry Christmas DOC

    Wishing peace, love, joy, and good health to everyone in the Diabetes Online Community, this Christmas and always.

  • Make Diabetes Visible: That’s A Wrap.

    It’s the last day of Diabetes Awareness Month. I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the #MakeDiabetesVisible Photo Challenge and awareness campaign. It has really warmed my heart watching this idea grow over the last 30 days. Thank you all for sharing your diabetes life with the world. The good, the bad, and the completely ridiculous. Lots of love! Stay tuned for a recap of the campaign and related shenanigans in the coming days.