#pinktattoodaymsp is happening in 3 weeks! Meet Survivor Monica!

P.ink Day Minneapolis is coming up in just a few short weeks! Three to be exact!! I just found out that the local PBS channel, TPT, got clearance to produce a thirty-minute show about P.ink Day Minneapolis 2014! It will show here in Minneapolis on Sunday, October 4th at 7 PM Central time. They will … Read more#pinktattoodaymsp is happening in 3 weeks! Meet Survivor Monica!

Type 1 Diabetes & Dupuytren’s Contracture

About 10 years ago, I was diagnosed as having Dupuytren’s contracture in my right hand. Along the way, it started to develop in my left hand also. It is a non-painful condition where there is fixed forward curvature of one or more fingers. It is caused by the development of a fibrous connection between the … Read moreType 1 Diabetes & Dupuytren’s Contracture

Red Riders Started 8 Years Ago!

Eight years ago, 111 cyclists who have diabetes rode in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Colorado as Red Riders. The ride started and finished at the Boulder Valley Fairgrounds, just outside of Denver, Colorado. It was August 2007. It was the roll out of the Red Riders!! I had decided that 100 was … Read moreRed Riders Started 8 Years Ago!

Breast Cancer, Diabetes & Endurance Athletics

Last week my father died. We held a Memorial that was well attended. It was good to see how many people remembered good things about my father. He had a rough life. I learned quite a bit from him. Including the value of calling oneself an athlete. Being an athlete has made all the difference … Read moreBreast Cancer, Diabetes & Endurance Athletics

34 Years with Type 1 and Still Going Strong!

Today, 34 years ago, June 26, 1981, I came home from a lunchtime birthday party and I was dying of thirst. And I’d already peed about 10 times that day. I’d lost about 20 pounds in the previous month, and I was eating non-stop. When my dad got home from work, my mom and he … Read more34 Years with Type 1 and Still Going Strong!

Diabetes and Cancer: A Disease Double-Whammy

GUEST BLOG POST by Alexis Acker-Halbur Just when you thought it was safe to live with diabetes, along comes another harrowing fact. Studies suggest that people with diabetes are at significantly higher risk for many forms of cancer. Just great! There are so many reasons why you developed diabetes — the same is said for … Read moreDiabetes and Cancer: A Disease Double-Whammy

What Is Your Blueprint?

Within our essence is the blueprint to manifest our individual gifts on Planet Earth. Have you found your blueprint? A lot of us struggle to hear that Inner Wisdom that knows exactly why we are here. I know much of my life I’ve been obsessed with doing what others expect of me. I’ve wanted to … Read moreWhat Is Your Blueprint?

#IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day

Today is #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes … Day. It was created by Kelly Kunik, who came up with it after a third grade teacher, Kyle Schwartz, from Denver, Colorado started sending quotes from her students under the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew. Kelly thought about what she wished the general public understood about diabetes. She came up with the hashtag and … Read more#IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day