‘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…

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

Nick Jonas on Flying the Diabetes Flag High!

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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

 

How to Travel the World with a Broken Down Pancreas

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 family that loved adventure, so after being diagnosed at the age of 13, I didn’t want that to end. I was blessed with a great medical team and family and friends who helped me navigate how to plan for international trips.

Over the years of speaking, I’ve often been asked travel related questions…

Read my answers at DiabeticLifestyle…

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Traveling by camel in Northern Egypt up Mount Sinai.

My 9 Favorite Diabetes Things

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 fashion, here is my list of 9 favorite diabetes things:

Click here to read the rest of the blog on DiabeticLifestyle.com…

dexcomapple1. Apple Watch with the Dexcom CGM is one of my top items!