An interruption in a blogger’s life


Riva and Douglas

If you’ve been coming here for a while you may have noticed this blog, or maybe more apt this blogger, has suffered a recent bout of ADD – attention deficit disorder. In truth, writing my last book, Diabetes Do’s & How-To’s and blogging over at The Huffington Post, speaking at conferences, attending conferences like above, coaching, and somehow finding more newsletters, requests and information flying into my inbox than I can process, I have been delinquent here. My apologies. 

So this is my suggestion and my promise. Browse thru the Blog archive on this site. I’ve been writing some great posts amid the ordinary, since 2007, and the classics are as fresh, meaningful and insightful as the day I wrote them. I know because I sometimes reread what I’ve written and find new insights when I do. 

My promise is I will begin running excerpts from my book The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes because I want you to have the benefit of building your positive tank: if you can’t find the internal strength and stamina to do what you need to do every day to take care of your diabetes, it doesn’t matter a wit how many bells and whistles are on your meter.

So don’t give up on me. I’m still here. And I hope you’ll continue to return to continue to learn and keep me company.

Top 50 Diabetes Blogs

There’s a list of top diabetes blogsout by Masters In Public Health. The site’s creators, Mary and Paul Hench, say their lisrepresents excellence in content and research, and blogs are listed in no particular order. 

The list is neatly categorized into“Personal Blogs Of Diabetics,” where you’ll find DiabetesStories, “Diabetes Social Networks,” “Diabetes News and Updates” and “Blogs From Moms of Diabetics.” 

Each blog has a line or two describing it making it easier for you to chose where to dip in. The Hench’s created their site after spending months researching masters in public health programs and unable to find a reliable database of usable information. So, you guessed it, they created one. 

Take a look at the blog list and see what value might be there for you. The Hench’s would be pleased.


Win big, help millions

Got an idea for an innovative new diabetes device or web application up your sleeve?  Amy Tenderich, noted blogger of DiabetesMine, is running the DiabetesMine Design Challengewith a Grand Prize of $10,000 for ANYONE with a good idea to help manage diabetes: patients, parents, startup companies, design & medical students, developers, engineers, etc. The challenge is sponsored by theCalifornia HealthCare Foundation.

The contest runs through May 1st and winners will be announced May 18th. in addition to the Grand Prize are smaller cash prizes, consults with design experts and a mini-workshop with health and wellness experts at Ideo, the global design firm. 

Check for submission and judging criteria and contest details and then let your innovation flow.