Mantras and More

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

What Brings Me Down, The Emotions of Diabetes

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

No Sugar Added Poetry

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

Change the World, Learn About Your Health!

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!

Young & T1, Canadian style!

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!

Testing your blood sugar once a week. A bad plan

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