Expect the Unexpected #DBlogWeek

Hey! It’s Diabetes Blog Week again! All week amazing people in the Diabetes Online Community will be sharing their thoughts on all sorts of cool topics. Karen Graffeo organizes this event every year – I spoke to her for the podcast last week. You can listen here (Karen’s interview starts at 39:00): http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_101_Final_TrialNet_Blog_Week.mp3   Today’s…

Happy New Year!

I’m not much for New Year celebrations. We had a quiet night with the kids, making s’mores in the fire pit and toasting with some quality sparkling cider: Instead of big resolutions, just a few goals for 2015: More: Writing, water, veggies, laughing Less: Guilt, caffeine, junk food, staying up late for no good reason…

Big Blue Test at School

The Big Blue Test is one of my favorite diabetes advocacy campaigns. It’s very simple: check your blood sugar, exercise for 15-20 minutes and then check again. Enter the results online at www.bigbluetest.org. Sometimes we forget how important exercise to manage diabetes. This is a great way to bring that point home. We’ve done it a…