Diabetes management: how to keep up

Wonder what’s happening in the world of diabetes? Maybe you have diabetes like I do and like me you like to stay updated on what’s happening in the diabetes innovations world. I follow a few organizations that regularly update me with what’s new. One such organization I follow is diaTribe. They send out a weekly … Read more Diabetes management: how to keep up

Heat exhaustion during the 4th of July Watermelon Bike Ride

Last week, on Thursday, July 4th, my dear friend Tammy and I joined up and participated in the Twin Cities Bicycle Club TCBC Watermelon Bike Ride event. We decided to be brave and go for it, and do the 52 mile route. I had done 49 miles at the Hope in Motion ride just a … Read more Heat exhaustion during the 4th of July Watermelon Bike Ride

38th Diaversary + 49 mile bike ride recap

Happy End of June and happy joyful summer! I am slowly and surely recovering from the intensity of moving all my stuff from one house to another house. And I am pleased to report that I have now lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for 38 years. The day someone was diagnosed is “celebrated” by … Read more 38th Diaversary + 49 mile bike ride recap

Tour de Cure Twin Cities, recap by one Red Rider

Last Saturday, June 1st, 2019, I rode 46 miles on my bike as part of the Tour de Cure Twin Cities. It was a beautiful, sunny, perfect weather sort of day. Doing the ride was a bit of an athletic stretch for me because I really haven’t done much training this spring. The longest I … Read more Tour de Cure Twin Cities, recap by one Red Rider

Back in the saddle…cycling training starts NOW!

I made a vow that I would officially start cycling training again by March 1st. And that’s today, so here I am! I got my bike set up last weekend. No small feat, as I had to change out the rear tire and wipe the entire bike off, yes it was covered in dust!! Plus … Read more Back in the saddle…cycling training starts NOW!

A story of trigger finger surgery and healing with type 1 diabetes

As you might know, I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 37.5 years and I have recently experienced my first significant diabetes complication. The name on the street for my complication is “trigger finger.” It began about four years ago. A few of my fingers, on both my hands, started catching and hurting. I asked my … Read more A story of trigger finger surgery and healing with type 1 diabetes

Race report for 2018 YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon for a 2x cancer survivor who has type 1 diabetes

It’s a week later and I finally have enough energy and post event reflection distance to write up my triathlon experience for what is my 99th or so sprint distance triathlon. Okay, I confess, I’m exaggerating. I did my very first sprint distance triathlon in July 2005, which was just 13 years ago. No way … Read more Race report for 2018 YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon for a 2x cancer survivor who has type 1 diabetes

Confessions of a one breasted bionic endurance athlete

Eight years ago this month, I found out I had breast cancer for a second time. In August of 2010, I had the cancer infested breast cut off. I tend to be a minimalist, so I only had the one breast removed. I don’t have any genes that say I’m at genetic risk for breast … Read more Confessions of a one breasted bionic endurance athlete

Panama exploration for internships, OH MY!

What a busy week it was in Panama.  It was work, and thankfully, I love my work! From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we were in meetings here and there and everywhere! As anticipated, everything moved at a slower, very humid, warm pace. And yes, there was a lot of random … Read more Panama exploration for internships, OH MY!

3 reasons the Tour de Cure is a powerful event

This past Saturday, June 2nd, was a cloudy, cooler, rainy day in the Twin Cities (in MN). Ironically, it was a perfect day for the Tour de Cure Twin Cities! The Tour is a walk, run, bike event for the American Diabetes Association. It’s a fundraising event. It’s also a celebration of wellness and fitness. … Read more 3 reasons the Tour de Cure is a powerful event