Michelle has been a strong advocate in the "d" world since her son, Jesse, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000. After the sudden loss of her son, 10 years later she continues to advocate, educate, and push the envelope in her son's name. Michelle is the founder and executive producer of the documentary The Science of Inspiration: Diabetes and Athletes – otherwise known as "Triabetes" -- about 12 athletes with diabetes completing an Ironman triathlon. Her diabetes credits include working as a moderator on the JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team, as an executive director for two diabetes organizations, as the creator of a type 1 snowboard camp for kids with Sean Busby, and she participates each year in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, ADA Tour de Cure and Hope on 2 Wheels. She is known for "shaking things up" in the world of advocacy and hopes to talk about some tough topics in "That's My Point." Michelle resides in Madison, Wisconsin with her children Samantha and Joey. She is currently the development director for Riding on Insulin.
When Heaven Has a Bigger Plan
A story of the stars aligning in the diabetes world
Diabetes Alert Dogs — Oh the Drama!
Looking critically at another tool in the world of diabetes management.
The Not-So-Rare Type 1 Athlete
A look back at how much progress we've made in the world of diabetes and sports.
Time is a Gift
Honoring my son's life by cherishing time with family and friends.
Don't Waste Your Pain
Biking for a cause with Hope on 2 Wheels.
The Diabetes World
I've come to realize just how powerful this disease is at bringing people together.
Dealing with the tests life throws your way.
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
A gentle rant about the new JDRF branding.
Building My Diabetes Dream Team
Who would I ask to be part of my can-do team?
10 is the Loneliest Number
Examining the deaths of children with diabetes.
The Great World I Live In
Feeling like a part of something.
Making the Worst Your Best
Looking at diabetes, and advocacy, through a different lens.
Are we watering down our nonprofit effectiveness?
Reassessing Your Charity
What's in it for you?
A Tale of Two Meters
The "tsk" of an endocrinologist.
When the Worst Happens
Dealing with loss.
dLife's Daily Living columnists are not all medical experts, but everyday people living with diabetes and sharing their personal experiences. While their method of diabetes management may work for them, everyone is different. Please consult with your diabetes care team to find out what will work best for you.
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