Chicago Marathon 2012

Chicago Marathon 2012
You Can Still Run For A Cause!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Things I learned from my mother about Diabetes,.

My mother lived with type 1 diabetes for 52 years.

She taught me everything I need to know about it.

Read. Educate yourself. Never stop learning.

and never ever quit trying.

Good lesson for a lot things in life.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Have I Ever Mentioned?

Just how much I appreciate those of you that register as organ donors?

I do!


p.s if you haven't signed up yet, find your state's registry here

Cellmates On The Run in New York!

Some of the fine folks that ran for CellmatesOnTheRun in the Chicago marathon will also be running in the New York marathon on November 1st.

They'll be listed as a partnering charity.

It's not too late to give some love and donate!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Appointments and Marathons

I had my quarterly appointment at UIC's clinical research center last Tuesday. My A1C was 6.3 for the second time in a row so I've been put back on Januvia. My fasting blood sugars are good. My blood sugar is staying up longer then it s should and while 6.3 isn't a horrible number I agree with Dr. Transplant that Januvia is a good idea.

My gallbladder will most likely be coming out in January. Unless I have symptoms again, then it will come out sooner.

I also have an angiomyolipoma on my kidney. It's a benign tumor. 2003 is the first time I can remember it showing up on any kind of scan or ultrasound and nothing has ever been done about it. I was told once it was benign but I've never had any follow up so UIC wants it checked out as a precaution. That will be happening sometime in January too. yay

on funner notes

We went to the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. We got there at 7:30. There was a high school race (I think 3miles?) then the wheelchair racers started, professional runners started and then everyone else. It was really cool to be able to be down there to cheer everyone on. I finally lost my voice from yelling around 1pm and we decided to head out even though there were still a lot of people running.

Now, I appreciate even more the runners that raised money for the Chicago Diabetes Project and diabetes research in general. CellmatesOnTheRun wasn't the only Diabetes related charity represented. We saw a few different organizations' shirts run by.

So to everyone that ran for a charity. Thanks!

To CellmatesOnTheRun, especially Dr. Oberholzer for encouraging people to run, and Amber, nurse extraordinaire, for raising more the twice her original goal and for being awesome in general, Thank you!


Friday, October 9, 2009

What I Did Today

climbed this big stinking hill.

And got lost at the top.

Thank the gods for GPS.

btw. I didn't need glucose tabs!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Marathon Time!

This weekend is the Chicago marathon.

NO, I'm not running, but I'm going to be there to cheer on Dr. Oberholzer and Amber and the other fabulous folks that are running for CellmatesOnTheRun.

If I haven't already talked about it enough, let me say it again. CellmatesOnTheRun is an international group of physician, nurses, researchers, staff and supporters of the Chicago Diabetes Project.

Chicago Diabetes Project
is in turn an international group of physician, researchers, nurses... you get the picture right?.... working to cure diabetes. UIC's islet transplant program is an integral part of CDP. I had my transplant there so of course I'm a big fan.

Let's be honest tho, I'm a big fan of anyone working as hard as the people at CDP to cure Diabetes. I figure cheering till I haave no voice left is the least I can do for them, considering everything they've done for me and diabetes research in general.

Anywho, I'll be there Sunday at Mile 25 (Michigan and 16th, on the west side of the street), Chicago.

Come join us.

The show starts at 7:30am.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scattered Entertainment

It's been months and I have no excuse so here's some music to entertain until I'm home and can post more about islets and stuff.

Chicago Marathon is this weekend, so yeah guess where I am. Cheering on some crazy folk that like to run. good entertainment.

watch this

Pomplamoose is yummy