Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #4, September 28, 2012

Exemplifying advocacy over lunch at TCOYD.

Bea was moved by the advocacy efforts at the recent TCOYD conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Her advocacy was in full swing during lunch (I was seated at the table). She shared much about herself during our meal and made a perfect stranger feel welcomed and reminded her she was not alone. Indeed, it was a beautiful thing to watch.

Cranky Pancreas

Why do you do what you do? Meetups, organizations, questions and answers.

In a post about a recent meetup, Scott shares his thoughts about why he supports the JDRF. Although it can be a controversial subject, Scott approaches it from a point of view that leaves you feeling good about his perspective.

Rolling in the D

Motivation around exercise? Many of us are looking for it, but not this running machine.

Celine discusses her motivation to exercise. Through a handful of thoughtful conversations, she started thinking about what keeps her motivated to do what she does. She loves moving, but there is one other reason that gets her moving when she doesn't feel like it.

Running on Carbs

Breakfast is an important meal, but that doesn't mean it has to be traditional.

Bob Pedersen opens up about breakfast and why it has been a hard meal for him. Traditional breakfast choices are either problematic for his blood sugar management, or do not fit into his goals for food selection. He decides to try something different and, so far, seems happy with the results.

T Minus 2

Learning and contributing in health communities outside of diabetes helps many.

Scott stepped outside of the diabetes arena last weekend to attend local conferences. His experiences at those conferences evoked some thought provoking ideas. Although we may not share the same struggles, we can learn from how people handle different situations.

Strangely Diabetic

Four words that pull a family through some tough moments of diabetes.

Tamara, from T1 Family, talks about some hard situations, and how they've worked through them. They rely on the You Can Do This project created by Kim Vlasnik. Tamara notes You Can Do This is a powerful idea, one that her family has used in numerous circumstances.

T1 Family

There is more to you than diabetes. Celebrate No D Day!

Monday is 'No D Day,' a movement George Simmons has led for several years. It is a day where we choose to not talk about diabetes on social media. We want to know more about you than just your diabetes. You are a unique person with more to you than diabetes.


Olympic athletes share many traits with people living with diabetes.

Alex O'Meara loves the Olympics. All of the events draw much attention, and we get to hear about these amazing athletes who have overcome adversity and challenges from many different angles. But did you know there are many ways that all of us are just like those athletes?

A Sweet Life

About Scott K Johnson

Scott K. Johnson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. He has been writing about his struggles and successes with diabetes since late 2004.

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