Archive for May, 2011

Revelations Part 1 (or something like that) Redux

May 30, 2011By 3 Comments
Revelations Part 1 (or something like that) Redux

Two years ago I went on an amazing weight loss journey. My fitness club — the one I’d been playing tennis at for years but had never even checked out the rest of it — started a “Biggest Loser” contest. My friends strong-armed me to sign up. And I won. Now, this past winter with […]

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A Letter to a Girl I Love on a really rough day. (aka: Diabetes sucks)

May 24, 2011By 4 Comments
A Letter to a Girl I Love on a really rough day. (aka: Diabetes sucks)

(Today’s post is written to someone in particular, but my hope is that you can take out the “Daughter” and substitute “son” or “spouse” or “friend” or whatever. It’s not like me to go all Debbie Downer on you, so let’s see how this goes).  Dear Daughter of Mine: There are all kinds of diabetes […]

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Teen Tips: Learning from this D-Mom’s Mistakes

May 20, 2011By 12 Comments
Teen Tips: Learning from this D-Mom’s Mistakes

I read a lot of blogs that give great advice from their expert opinions and I love them. I learn so much. So I started thinking: What advice can I give? I went over and over it in my head and realized my “expert opinion” might need to come from another point of view: Learn […]

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Recap of the meeting with Senator Scott Brown

May 18, 2011By 4 Comments
Recap of the meeting with Senator Scott Brown

First of all, please excuse this note if it is not my finest writing sample. I promise to jazz it up in a day or two but I did not want to keep you all waiting and we had a little “event” here tonight. The morning after our meeting with Senator Brown we drove Lauren […]

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It’s time for the Senator Brown meeting: Sign here on the “Scroll of Support”

May 14, 2011By 33 Comments
It’s time for the Senator Brown meeting: Sign here on the “Scroll of Support”

T-minus 56 hours and counting . . . it’s Saturday morning and we are getting ready to drive down to Washington DC. Our first order of business will be packing up our daughter’s college room to bring her back home for the summer. But the second order of business is the one you care about: […]

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DBlog Week: What I like about Diabetes: Super Heroes!

May 13, 2011By 4 Comments
DBlog Week: What I like about Diabetes: Super Heroes!

(It’s still the Second Annual DBlog week and today’s prompt is “Friday the 13th and what it does to blood sugars.” Just kidding. Today’s prompt is: What’s good about diabetes. I’m happy about this one because yesterday was inspiring but sometimes sad. Here goes:)  I thought I knew exactly what I was going to write […]

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DBlog week: 10 things I Hate about you, Diabetes

May 12, 2011By 13 Comments
DBlog week: 10 things I Hate about you, Diabetes

Today’s Second Annual D-Blog Week prompt is: 10 things I hate about diabetes. Here goes.)  Okay so first, I just don’t like the word “hate.” There’s something corrosive about it; something that seeps into your hearts and just wins over you. I  told my kids while growing up: don’t use “hate.” Try to put a […]

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DBlog Week “Bloopers” Well . . . sort of.

May 11, 2011By 8 Comments
DBlog Week “Bloopers” Well . . . sort of.

(This is post number three for DBlog Week. The prompt is: diabetes bloopers.)  I know you really want to read about the time Lauren’s insulin pump started buzzing and took over the entire control of a computerized billboard on a major highway but . . . I think I cannot remember many of the bloopers […]

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Dear Endos of the World: How ‘Bout those teen years?

May 10, 2011By 18 Comments
Dear Endos of the World: How ‘Bout those teen years?

This post is the second installment in the really cool, really wide-reaching DBlog week. The prompt was: write a letter. To your disease, to your endo, to someone. Since it’s not my disease, I’m writing it from the parent’s POV.  Dear Endo Teams far and wide: First of all, thank you for choosing this career […]

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Second Annual DBlog Week Post 1: Our Differences

May 9, 2011By 6 Comments
Second Annual DBlog Week Post 1: Our Differences

This post is an extra today — and is my submission to the Second Annual D-blog Week. Today’s topic is admiring our differences. Here goes: It’s funny what kind of emotions a few letters will bring out in some people. JDRF. DRI. ADA. And so on. Some people feel like you choose a team and […]

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