‘Why are you overweight, Quinn?’

rochesterquestionThis 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 brought into my life many years ago, thank you for coming to the speech that night and reminding me of the purpose behind the work I do….regardless of the comments that any audience members makes. Shine bright girl!

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Bottom line: My credibility as a speaker and diabetes advocate is not rolled up in my waist circumference. Nor does it have relevance in if I’m a role model to others.

Read the post on DiabeticLifestyle.com that I wrote…

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Nick Jonas: Will you be my Valentine?

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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 when I got the call a couple of weeks ago from my editor at DiabeticLifestyle with the opportunity to interview Nick Jonas…I thought this was my chance for a Valentine’s date with a bonafide diabetes hunk! Though I had recently read the headlines of him romancing Kate Hudson…I thought, well, he must dig blondes. I asked him during the interview about what he looks for in a type-3 diabetic and what he stays away from. (For those who don’t know this term, a type-3 is an endearing term that people with diabetes use for their significant other who is very supportive of your diabetes) and what he stays away from.

Read his answer and the rest of my blog for DiabeticLifestyle here… 

http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/blogs/dateline-diabetes-dish/nick-jonas-will-you-be-my-valentine