Archive for April, 2011

Senator Scott Brown: An update

April 28, 2011By 32 Comments
Senator Scott Brown: An update

It’s time to reflect on what we have already accomplished. (And I apologize that this is a bit longer than a blog should be but . . . what a week. So much to reflect on). Okay so, I say “we” because even though I am the one who penned the widely-circulated blog “An Open […]

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An Open Letter to Senator Scott Brown

April 26, 2011By 50 Comments
An Open Letter to Senator Scott Brown

(Note to readers: Please forward and share this as much as possible. I want it to get to his office somehow. And please comment below — D and R’s — so he knows you support my request. Thank you!) An open letter to Senator Scott Brown (R-MA): Dear Senator Brown: I am sure you don’t […]

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Diabetes camp: It truly saved us. Could it save you (yes, even adults)

April 25, 2011By 13 Comments
Diabetes camp: It truly saved us. Could it save you (yes, even adults)

It was a very long time ago – 1998 to be exact – when I first dropped my then tiny little girl off at diabetes camp. But I remember it well. The first year, I was so nervous I hung around “getting things ready” for hours on end. I actually considered hiding behind a tree […]

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Confessions of a Diabetes Book Author

April 23, 2011By 4 Comments
Confessions of a Diabetes Book Author

So yeah, I wrote a pretty well known and brisk-selling book on raising a child with diabetes. It’s called “The Everything Parent’s Guide to  Childred with Juvenile Diabetes” (I know. Awkward title. I fought it and lost to the publisher. Alas.) and I have to be honest with you: I didn’t want to write it. […]

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D-Currency: Where six chocolate eggs equal: a new bike?

April 21, 2011By 8 Comments
D-Currency: Where six chocolate eggs equal: a new bike?

It was a week before Easter a few years ago and, as tends to happen quite often, I was enjoying a cup of coffee and a good chat with my long-time dear friend Anne. You see, that year she “joined the club” when her son (the baby who won “youngest walker” on my daughter’s JDRF […]

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Nagging, instinct and diabetes: Will money “talk?”

April 19, 2011By 0 Comments
Nagging, instinct and diabetes: Will money “talk?”

The tattoo artist’s eyebrows raised in a way that lifted all seven of his piercings there to a new high. “You want me to tattoo the words ‘Are you low?’ and ‘Did you check?’ on your forehead? Lady, that’s twisted.” Okay, so that didn’t really happen but . . . over the year’s, I’ve been […]

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A new venue for my voice in the diabetes world

April 18, 2011By 0 Comments
A new venue for my voice in the diabetes world

I didn’t want to do it. After all, I already spent a lot of my time writing for a living. But over time, it just started to happen. I was guest blogging for many of the well-known diabetes sites and getting tons of comments and responses. I was posting “notes” on my facebook page as […]

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Hello world!

April 18, 2011By 0 Comments
Hello world!

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