Posts in category: Diabetes and the Online Community
#HealtheVoicesAU 2018

http://homescope.ca/average-real-estate-prices-central-alberta-april-update/ Last weekend, I was lucky enough to get to Sydney to attend HealtheVoices (which I learned is actually spoken more like ‘healthy voices’ rather than ‘health-e-voices’). After seeing the wild popularity of this conference among folks in the diabetes com…

Finding the Good in Diabetes.

http://ipjornal.com/tema/noticias-automoveis/page/ Yeah, diabetes sucks. Majorly. I would ditch it for the cure in a heartbeat (if only I had some faith in one…) But after this post I shared earlier this week, I kind of felt like it was only fair that I balance it out with some of the upsides. Because,…

A Type 2 Diabetes ‘Shake?’

http://revueplanches.com/etiquette-produit/numero-unique/?add-to-cart=1417 Last weekend, we were on the hunt for a dog friendly café to keep this little guy entertained. My sister suggested a place, before casually mentioning to me that they had a ‘type 2 shake’ on the menu. What, is that like a health shake or something? I a…

The Diabetes Social Media Summit

On the Tuesday prior to the Australasian Diabetes Congress, I was lucky enough to be a part of the Oz Diabetes Social Media Summit. Brought together by a company called Ascensia Diabetes Care, the afternoon brought together a group of Aussie diabetes b…

Championing the Consumer Voice

I walked away from the Australasian Diabetes Congress feeling that consumers had an even bigger impact than last year. This was my second year attending the joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Dia…

Day 3 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress

Day 3 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress kicked off today with breakfast at the Adelaide Central Markets. I was absolutely flattered that Renza sacrificed participating in the 6.45am Novo Nordisk Fun Run to join myself, Ashley and Bionic Wookiee Dav…

Remembering My ‘Why.’

I often marvel at just how much I’ve gained from being a part of the diabetes community. From talking to people connected to diabetes, to being my own advocate in my diabetes care, raising my voice, asking questions, attending local diabetes events and…

Overflowing.

Being diagnosed with diabetes as a young adult came with its own, unique set of challenges. I had lived a ‘normal’ life for 17 years, and then all of a sudden I had this new condition that I had to find a place for in my life. Nobody around me knew tha…

Review: Yoga For Diabetes By Rachel Zinman

I recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with fellow diabetes blogger, yoga instructor, friend, and now author Rachel Zinman in Sydney this May. Rachel and I first connected back in 2015 during our first Diabetes Blog Week, and I’ve since ended up w…

Diabetes Blogging 101.

When I started writing here three and a half years ago, it was honestly more of a creative outlet to flex my Marketing and PR muscles. Diabetes sounded like something that I should write about, but I never, ever imagined that actual people with diabete…