Today for Diabetes Blog Week the topic is one of my favorites, Mantras and More. I like mantras! As an athlete, I use mantras all the time. In training and in a race or big event, mental challenges come in all the time. In the moment they don’t always seem just mental, they can be … Read moreMantras and More
May is Mental Health Month and there are lots of emotions with having a chronic health condition. This is Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week and we are asked to write about the emotions we experience as we deal with the daily reality of diabetes. It’s interesting, I have very few negative emotions connected to … Read moreWhat Brings Me Down, The Emotions of Diabetes
It’s Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week, the topic is Poetry About Diabetes. I used to write a lot of poetry, but those days were a while ago. I used to go to lots of poetry readings. Nikki Giovani, Denise Levertov, and Dawna Markova are a few of my favorite poets. And I like Spoken … Read moreNo Sugar Added Poetry
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