Other places to find me.


My Torchbearer Video
Most Recent Tweet
No RSS feeds have been linked to this section.

Entries from July 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011


Time of the Month

It’s that time of the month! Time to share some awesome posts you have read or stumbled across.

Nominate your favorite blog post for the Best of the Betes Blogs.

There is a category for everything!


Best Use of Humor

Best Vlog

Best Recipe

Best Use of Photography

Best Advocacy

Best Reference to a D-Celebrity

Best Story of a D Meet-up

Best non-D Related Post

Best Post by a Type 1

Best Post by a Type 2

Best Post by a Type Awesome

Best Post by a LADA/ Type 1.5/ Not otherwise specified

Best story of a D-mistake

Best Motivational Post


Between the 21st and the 28th of each month send your nominations to bestbetesblogs@gmail.com and visit http://bestbetesblogs.com to see the winners.

The cool part about it that everyone is a winner! People get their blogs read, we get to discover new blogs, we meet new friends in the DOC, and every blog nominated is always listed at the end so send an email today!




You Tube Tuesday #232

Occasionally my video pick for the week is diabetes related and this my friends is one of those weeks.

Hopefully you all know about the “You Can Do This” project put together by Kim at textingmypancreas. If not, make sure you read up.

This submission is awesome and I would love if you would check it out. It was made by Rachel at humaBLOG and it is amazing!



Little Things

We can all agree that diabetes sucks. Without a doubt, it is no fun at all but sometimes we can do little things that actually cheer us up.

Like this!

I bought a new cover for my Dexcom receiver and to be honest with you, every time I pull it out of my pocket I am happy to see it! I love the blue color and it is a thousand times better than the ugly clear one, which is more like smoky looking thing to me but whatever.

I wonder what kind of little things we can do to make our diabetes life a little more bearable or at least make us smile a little.

Once I had a Lakers skin on my insulin pump that was kind of cool. Buying a cool cupboard to store all my diabetes stuff made me happy too. Little things help.

Sure they don’t make it all better but anything we can do to make our diabetes life a little easier is a win in my book.

Have you done anything “little” that has made your d-life a little better? I want to hear!


Sharing the Benefit

On Tuesday night I attended a meeting regarding the upcoming JDRF Promise to Remember Me campaign.

The purpose of the campaign is to have people set up meetings with their congressmen to discuss life with type 1 diabetes. Putting a face to the disease is a powerful way to get these congressmen to consider their constituents when diabetes comes up.

I actually volunteered to make an appointment with the congressman for our district. I am sure that will be a blog post in the future.

The meeting was hosted by Jeanne who blogs over at http://t1advocategma.wordpress.com/ and was held at her home. She did a great job feeding all the 25 (I am not sure on the exact count) people there and explaining to us what the Promise to Remember Me campaign is all about. It was awesome.

After she was done she had invited me to talk about social media and the benefits of it to someone with type 1 diabetes.

It was a great opportunity to introduce the DOC and talk about the benefits of having support all day and all night from people who completely understand.

I even shared some slides to help illustrate the goodness of the DOC.


After the talk I took some questions from the group. It is amazing to think that social media was the reason I was there at Jeanne’s home. She got started blogging because she met several bloggers in DC and I believe Scott was the one who told her about me since we lived close to one another. Than I realized that I had taken a picture of Jeanne’s car a year ago and tweeted it before I knew who she was! The Internet really makes the world a smaller place.

One gentleman asked me for 5 sites to check out. I gave him my recommendations and Jeanne said, “And Ninjabetic.com!” One guest said, “wait a minute, are you Ninjabetic?”

It turns out that her daughter just got back from camp and she said she saw a kid with a “Team Ninjabetic” shirt on! She quickly grabbed her camera to see if he she got a picture of the boy wearing the shirt. It turns out Drew who came to the walk and who is one of the many faces of the “Not By Choice” video was at camp rocking the Team Ninjabetic shirt! SO AWESOME!

I met some great people and am looking forward to doing more with the chapter in the future.

It was a great night!


You Tube Tuesday #231

Now marriage proposals should be memorable. I put the ring in a box of Cracker Jacks and gave them to my wife. I thought that was a cute idea.

This clip though may be the most twisted proposal I have ever seen but the simple fact that she did not kill this guy means they were meant for each other.