Cycling 100 miles to Celebrate 35 Years of Living with Diabetes

I have decided to ride my bike 100 miles at the Tour de Cure Twin Cities on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. I realized that having a goal helps me focus my energy and plan my strategies for success. In 2016, I will celebrate living well with type 1 diabetes for 35 years. That calls for … Read more

It’s World Diabetes Day!

In 1891 on November 14th, Frederick Banting was born. Banting and his colleague Charles Best discovered insulin in 1921. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 34.5 years, and without the discovery of insulin, I would have long been dead. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the beta cells, which … Read more

11 Years of Thriving Despite Cancer!

Eleven years ago today, my life changed completely. This was the day, October 20th, 2004, that I found out I had breast cancer. It was a sucker punch to the gut. I doubled over in terror. Complete fear permeated my body. I remember wondering if I would ever breathe deeply again. Now here I am, … Read more

It’s #pinktattoodayMSP! Meet Warrior #6, Becky!! Day Minneapolis is happening in just two more days! We will all gather at Twilight Tattoo this Saturday, 10/10, at 10:30 AM and the healing tattooing will begin! It’s a labor of love to make Day Minneapolis a reality. This year, it was a team of us who made it all happen. Alli, … Read more

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 more

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