About Me

Here’s an explanation about my blog name, which also happens to give a pretty good description of who I am.


Testing my blood sugar has been a way of life for more than 20 years. I’ve been a Type 1 Diabetic since I was four. I recently decided that I needed to get a better handle on my diabetes and thought a blog might help out some when I’m feeling happy/annoyed/frustrated. Or you know, all the time. I currently use a Medtronic Paradigm 723 with the Enlite Sensor (shhh, don’t tell them) but in no way are any comments, posts, opinions, etc. supported by Medtronic, nor do they give me anything gratis.


I’ve always loved to travel. I recently accomplished my goal of going to every one of the 50 states (before I turned 26!). Now mind you, my definition of a state visit may be different than some. I didn’t count airports, but everything else was fair game. Now that I’ve completed that goal, I’m moving on to countries! However, the majority of my travel centers around curling (going on lots of trips in the winter, none to warm destinations). Which brings me to my next part.


I am a competitive curler. While calling curling a sport used to get a pretty good laugh, it has really turned into something athletically demanding. This requires that I do a lot of general fitness training, as well as curling specific practice. There’s no way I would succeed in writing a blog based on my life that didn’t include curling.


One thought on “About Me

  1. Greetings!

    Just stumbled into your blog! I absolutely love the vision behind Test. Travel. Train. Looks like you’ve weaved diabetes right into the things you love, like curling! Never tried it but it looks like a legit sport. Your reason for starting the blog, getting a better handle on diabetes, seems much like our reasoning to start up DiabetesDailyGrind.com. Totally get that.

    Thought I’d send you a fun opportunity to explore. DiabetesDailyGrind’s mission is to provide real support for the diabetes life. Real advice, about real life. As the editor, I’m looking to expand our base of people who contribute content to the site. We think your message would resonate well with our audience! To check out what we’ve written and to check out the post submission process, here’s a link: http://www.diabetesdailygrind.com/write-for-the-ddg/

    We’d be more than happy to feature your blog right next to your content and hopefully send some people your way!

    Shoot any questions my way!

    Ryan Fightmaster

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