Category: News


TuDiabetes Celebrates First Year

Almost two years ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the young age of 39. Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults; that’s what my family physician called it. It was a shocker for sure. No one in my family has had diabetes. Like all good alpha geeks I decided to find out everything I could about my ailment. I found a web site called TuDiabetes and the passion of a man named Manny Hernandez. The social networking site had only a few dozen members at the time but I quickly made new online friends; Bernard, Marston, Manny, Kerri, Jenny, Allison to name a few. I learned a lot about diabetes, nutrition etc but I also learned a lot about the power and greatness of those who want to help others. Manny, thanks for stepping out and taking a stand to make the difference in all our lives. You made the community possible.

2008-03-08_0955

Press release here.

I’m famous

Diabetes 365 Day 8

Hey. I’m famous. 🙂 Not really. Got a note from the Wall Street Journal that they used my photo in a story on diabetes. The photo was one of many that I submitted to the Diebetes 365 project on Flickr.

Technorati Tags:
,

Wow!

Uncontrolled diabetes wreaks havoc on the body, often leading to kidney failure, blindness and death. A new study shows that the nation’s unchecked diabetes epidemic exacts a heavy financial toll as well: $174 billion a year.

(Via Diabetes costs USA more than wars, disasters, study says – USATODAY.com.)