All posts by Mary Milewski

Scott Verplank

For Scott Verplank, staying on top of his diabetes with frequent blood glucose testing means staying on top of his game for the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour.

When Scott Verplank tees off, he has more to consider than the …

How B.B. King Avoids the Diabetes Blues

He grew up among country folksin Mississippi. As a child, heperformed on street corners for dimes,sometimes in four towns eachnight. That was only thebeginning for the manwho ended up beingperhaps the mostsuccessful bluesmusician of all time.

Diagnosed with type 2 …

Cross Takes Diabetes to New Heights

Will Cross has taken diabetes to new heights—literally.The Pittsburgh-based expeditioner and former high school principalbecame the first person with diabetes to reach the South Summit of MountEverest, with a successful summit on May 31.

Cross doesn’t quit; it took two …

Ironman Jay Hewitt

He trains about 22 hours during the average week—not countingthe additional seven hours of workouts on weekends. Through histwice-daily workouts, he totals nearly 120 miles of bicycling, about 10miles of swimming and between 50 to 100 miles of running each …

Wilford Brimley

If you watch television or see an occasional movie, chances are you’ve seen—and maybe even identified with Wilford Brimley.

The 70-year-old gruff and grandfatherly actor seems as comfortable with himself in person as he is on the screen.

“It’s a …