It’s Diabetes Awareness Month!

There’s a lot going on in November, in addition to Thanksgiving and Voting Day, the entire month is Diabetes Awareness Month. Living with a chronic health condition like diabetes, every month for me is Diabetes Month. In fact, every single day is Diabetes Day. Yes, there are no, absolutely ZERO vacations when you have diabetes, … Read moreIt’s Diabetes Awareness Month!

It’s Time for The Big Blue Test!!

It’s that time again! Time to exercise for at least 14 minutes, and see what happens to your blood sugar AND at the same time, raise money for people with diabetes. Each test will raise $1!! Here’s what you do: If you have diabetes you test your blood sugar (no diabetes? no testing!) You exercise … Read moreIt’s Time for The Big Blue Test!!

Showing Up In Life: Love & Family, Family of Friends

I’ve been thinking about how I most want to show up in my life. Yes, I think about things like this. I see a therapist almost once a week, for assistance dealing with the PTSD from my second round of cancer, and she told me last session, that I am not a shallow, surface person. … Read moreShowing Up In Life: Love & Family, Family of Friends

What do you eat if you don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten?

People often ask me what I eat, since I don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten. And, in case you didn’t know, I have type 1 diabetes and I take insulin which allows my body to process the carbohydrates I eat. In large part because high volumes of carbohydrates are hard for my injected insulin to … Read moreWhat do you eat if you don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten?

Getting Old and the Will to Exercise, Diabetes or Not.

A few days ago, a friend of mine who is the same age as I am, posted on Facebook how getting older is so hard, in part because she’s on Weight Watchers because she wants to lose some weight. She made the comment that eating watermelon isn’t as good as eating donuts. She also mentioned … Read moreGetting Old and the Will to Exercise, Diabetes or Not.

98 Mile Bike Ride with Type 1 Diabetes

I did it! I drove down to Iowa and spoke at their Champion’s Dinner on my 33rd Diaversary and then I got enough sleep and got all my nutrition and gear ready and I woke up nice and early, and all of my 18 weeks of training paid off!! I rode 98 miles on Saturday, … Read more98 Mile Bike Ride with Type 1 Diabetes

100 Mile Bike Ride, Here I Come!

Yesterday was my 33rd Diaversary. Meaning that on June 26, 1981, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. And yesterday, I was here in Coralville, Iowa at the Corridor Classic Tour de Cure Champions Dinner. I was speaking to the amazing group gathered at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort about how I started the … Read more100 Mile Bike Ride, Here I Come!

Find Your Passions and Your Calling

It’s Friday the 13th and it’s a Full Moon. And to top it off, the planet Mercury is retrograde, confusing communication. A few days ago I posted this image on my Facebook page: And I mentioned that I am working on finding my calling. And earning a living, that for the first time in my … Read moreFind Your Passions and Your Calling

Power Pose for Inner Confidence

I was in San Diego attending the Aligning Forces for Quality, Improving Health and Health Care in Communities Across America, National Conference a few weeks ago. One of the sessions I attended was by Denise Graveline of don’t get caught. She taught a 90 minute workshop called How To Give A Killer Presentation. It was … Read morePower Pose for Inner Confidence

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