Author Archives: richthediabetic

Jammin 4 Justin Diabetes Benefit

Justin Lindstrom was only 11 years old when he lost his battle with type 1 diabetes last summer.  I didn’t know Justin, but I did recently meet his parents, which is how I got to know his story.  Jammin 4 … Continue reading

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D&D and Diabetes

I’m a fanboy of Diabetic Danica, and she’s always posting about the interesting situations in which she encounters and makes friends with new type 1 diabetics.  Tonight I had such an encounter while playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) with a new … Continue reading

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What Is Diabetes Awareness?

With November being diabetes awareness month, the online community is aflutter with “diabetes awareness” posts, but what IS diabetes awareness?  I think the meaning of that term lies in the eye of the beholder.  Some posts want you to be … Continue reading

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Not another cure . . . . .

Cure, schmure.  Not another cure.  I’m so sick of hearing about the “latest cure research” in diabetes.  I’ve been hearing about the latest cure research all my life.  We’ve been on the brink of a cure, all my life, and … Continue reading

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You Don’t Look Sick?

I have been uninspired to blog for a little while now.  The Diabetes Hands Foundation asked me to help them on a project recently, which inspired me to write this blog.  Thanks DHF.  I needed a good kick in the … Continue reading

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mySugr Challenge Group Recap

Last week I led 4 type 1 diabetic friends in a mySugr challenge group on Facebook.  [Click here to learn more.]  I did this because “I” needed motivation, and it’s seemed to cause many in the #doc to want to run … Continue reading

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How To Host A mySugr Challenge Group

So this week I’ve been doing a test run of a mySugr challenge group on Facebook.  A 7 day challenge, who’s purpose is to make tracking your diabetes fun, while developing better tracking habits.  mySugr is a FREE diabetes management … Continue reading

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A mySugr Challenge Group

Do you know what mySugr is?  (Yes, that’s how it’s spelled.)  If not, it’s a great diabetes management app, unlike anything you’ve ever seen.  Watch the video below to get an idea of why it’s so awesome.  Well, today is … Continue reading

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FDA Basics for Diabetes Advocacy

It seemed to me that most of the effort for the MasterLab was to teach advocates like me how to effect change on the hill in Washington.  Whether it be in Congress or the FDA.  They had a great presentation … Continue reading

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Diabetes Advocates – MasterLab #masterlab #cwdffl14

2 days ago, on 02 Jul 2014, I attended the Diabetes Advocates MasterLab seminar at the Children With Diabetes – Friends For Life conference in Orlando, FL.  I was able to attend this seminar thanks to a scholarship from the … Continue reading

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