This last fall a man raised his hand during a speech of mine, and asked me what lifestyle choices I had made to become overweight? Read my blog post from this week for my response to him (and any others who’ve asked or wondered the same thing). To Cara Mullon who was a shining light … More ‘Why are you overweight, Quinn?’
Dia-versary: The celebration of the date a person was diagnosed with diabetes. Intriguing and confusing term to many, including Webster (maybe that’s why the term hasn’t been added to the Dictionary yet). I’m sure people are puzzled why someone who was diagnosed with a chronic, incurable illness would celebrate the date of that diagnosis year-after-year without fail. … More Why I Choose to Celebrate my Diabetes on St. Patrick’s Day
Be still my heart. Another Valentine’s Day is here and I’m without a Valentine this year. I was dreading the corny Hallmark cards that I was having to pass in the Target aisles, the heart-shaped pizza ads that I was seeing at Papa Murphy’s, and most annoying the couple dinner deals at local restaurants. So … More Nick Jonas: Will you be my Valentine?
I got the incredible opportunity to interview Nick Jonas a couple weeks ago about what he looks for in a type 3, the positives and negatives about living with diabetes, and those pesky questions that seems to be asked to people living with diabetes. Read my exclusive interview with this incredible diabetes advocate! http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/live-well/celebrities-diabetes/nick-jonas-flying-diabetes-flag-high
When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes my parents made it clear to me that the only thing that would limit my life would be me. That yes, I had been diagnosed with a sometimes tricky, chronic illness, but that it no way had to limit my future plans. I grew up in a … More How to Travel the World with a Broken Down Pancreas
When Oprah had her daily talk show, I always looked forward to the annual “Favorite Things” episode. As a person who has lived with diabetes for many years, I’d like to share with you some of the items that have made the experience better and the daily maintenance a little bit easier. So in Oprah-like … More My 9 Favorite Diabetes Things
This is the time of year when people put together their New Year’s resolutions and are so committed in the first few weeks of January to seeing them out. Me? I decided to skip my typical type of goals that I’ve done in the past. Here’s the reason why… Read the rest of my blog … More How 2015 Was a Failure for Me