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 more

What A Wonderful World!

I’ve been through a lot this past week. It amazes me how much can happen in just one week. To realize that I’ve felt outside of my family for my whole life, and to learn that I wasn’t making it up. None the less, I do matter. My life is valuable.  All of our lives … Read more

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 more

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 more

#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