Bell's Palsy, Celebrating Success, Diabetes, Health, Laughter, Mystery Virus, Self-employment, Thanks & Gratitude.

It’s been a year since I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy likely caused by whatever virus caused all my other issues last spring. In the first few weeks after onset I spent a lot of time searching for answers, treatment options, and medical professionals who had experience treating Bell’s Palsy. I didn’t have much success… Read more »

Diabetes, Health, Mystery Virus.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is part 3 in a series of blog updates on my health status. Early in our marriage we bought a Big Green Egg, an almost too big version for a small backyard patio. We later moved to a new home, and moving the Big Green Egg was one of the most stressful… Read more »

Baking, Diabetes, Food & Flavor, Recipe.

I love the aroma of banana bread when it’s baking, but I haven’t always loved how my blood glucose levels respond to this delicious treat. (I’ve had Type 1 diabetes since I was seven years old.) My search for the “perfect” banana bread resulted in this recipe. I use SPLENDA® Sugar Blend to cut the… Read more »


13,422 days. That’s how long it’s been since I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, an auto-immune disease in which the body’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. About 5% of people with diabetes in the U.S. have Type I, which requires taking insulin. People with Type II may control their… Read more »