Today is my 49th birthday, a perfect day to kick off Diabetes Blog Week! I’m also coming up on my 33rd year of living with type 1 diabetes, and the theme for today, the first day of Diabetes Blog week, is, “What are the diabetes causes and issues that really fire you up?” In the … Read moreChange the World, Learn About Your Health!
I had the privilege and honor of going to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this past weekend for a wonderful conference put on by a newer organization for people ages 18 to 30 who have type 1 diabetes. The organization is called Young and T1 and was founded and is led by two amazing, energetic t1’s, … Read moreYoung & T1, Canadian style!
I’m riding my bike trainer as I write this. It’s an overload week in my 100 mile bike ride training plan and that means that I’m to ride 12 hours. And do two rides longer than 3 hours. So here I am on my trainer in my basement because it’s still cold and it’s still … Read moreA Gold Medal for Diabetes?!
Spring is deciding if it wants to arrive to Minnesota. It’s been pouring rain for the past 3 days, including when I was out doing the Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride, which is NOT an Ironman triathlon but is a 48 year old bike ride held here in the Twin Cities. It’s a hard core ride … Read moreRiding 100 miles & “What’s Next?!”
I decided with my good friend Terena to do a 100 mile bike ride in June 2014. This is no small deal for me. Because in 2004 a few months after I did a 400 mile bike ride across the state of Colorado, I found out I had cancer. Then in 2010, a few months … Read moreDecision to do a 100 mile bike ride in June 2014
I just wrote a blog post on the TeamWILD website about how I stay grounded and focused during the holiday and end of year craziness! And it got me excited, and thinking about my announcement I will make at the end of January about what I will be doing with my life moving forward, now … Read moreWhat Does Diabetes Feel Like?
I want you to take action. Yes, this blog post is a call to action. The state of Oregon is about to vote on a suggestion before them to limit blood testing strips for people who have type 2 diabetes and are receiving health care from the Medicaid funded Oregon Health Plan be limited to … Read moreTesting your blood sugar once a week. A bad plan
It’s a time of deep transformation. And it’s an interesting place to be. For my whole life, each time I made a career change I knew exactly what I wanted to do next. Not this time. Today I along with the coaches and staff at TeamWILD Athletics have decided to officially close TeamWILD. I will … Read moreWhere to go next in life?
In 2013, I’ve taken some big leaps of faith. Number one on the list is that I’ve decided it’s time to GO BIG and launch a for real speaking career. This website is the landing place for that. I’ve also engaged with George Marut, my agent. (Yes, I have an agent, can’t do this alone.) … Read moreBeginner’s Mind for a Diabetes Exercise Game Changer