Archive for June, 2011

JDRF’s Children’s Congress: Thoughts from a Past ChairMom

June 23, 2011By 5 Comments
JDRF’s Children’s Congress: Thoughts from a Past ChairMom

I can still feel how my heart raced the day my phone rang with an amazing request. But this past week it’s been on my mind even more. It was the fall of 2003 and when the phone in my office rang I could see on caller ID who it was. “Bonness.” The ID blinked. […]

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A guilty wish fulfilled: A real world friend in the D-World

June 17, 2011By 6 Comments
A guilty wish fulfilled: A real world friend in the D-World

It’s a terrible, selfish wish that I think all of us in this D world have from time to time. “I wish I had someone who really got me and got it.” I’m not talking the friends we meet in the D-World (although they are absolutely beyond amazing. Anyone who does not think so can […]

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Perfect gifts for D-Mamas and Daddies

June 13, 2011By 12 Comments
Perfect gifts for D-Mamas and Daddies

I don’t remember a lot of the details of that week way back when my daughter was diagnosed with diabetes. The lead up – that early feeling of worry that something was not quite right; the long drive to the pedi office with her looking pale in the back seat; 2:35 p.m., the moment the […]

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Quick Scott Brown update: The man keeps to his word

June 9, 2011By 17 Comments
Quick Scott Brown update: The man keeps to his word

Hello On Line Community!   Just a quick note. I wanted to let you know that Senator Brown has followed through on a HUGE request I asked of him. I told him in our meeting I knew it was a lot to ask but I hoped he would consider stepping up and becoming a leader […]

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“D-tunes” Beyonce Style

June 9, 2011By 1 Comment
“D-tunes” Beyonce Style

Okay — who is talented enough to actually record this? I challenge you in the DOC to make your own recordings be you an itty bitty one, a mom, and adult with Type 1 or just a creative and talented soul. What follows are the lyrics. I hope to see some youtube recordings!  Ohhh the […]

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David (us) vs Goliath (Insurers): A battle I want over for good.

June 7, 2011By 7 Comments
David (us) vs Goliath (Insurers): A battle I want over for good.

A request: Once you are done reading today I’d like you to share one of two things: an insurance fight you’ve won or lost, or: how and when you transitioned to handling your own insurance battles. Thanks! My young-adult daughter’s endo had just suggested she enroll in a one-week diabetes “refresher course” late this summer. […]

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Meet my daughter: Broken arm and all

June 6, 2011By 7 Comments
Meet my daughter: Broken arm and all

“Mom. I think I’d like to guest blog for you. Can I?” “Absolutely! Come up with an idea and go do it now.” My daughter ran upstairs, ready to share. Alas, the bright pink cast on her recently broken right arm made typing near impossible. Lauren promises to join us from time to time once […]

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An Open Letter to School Administrators (From Parents of Kids With Diabetes)

June 1, 2011By 19 Comments
An Open Letter to School Administrators (From Parents of Kids With Diabetes)

Given that the school year is ending and tens of thousands of parents around the world are struggling with the dreaded “plan for next year” challenges, I thought I’d pen a letter to the average school administrator. We always had great luck with my daughter in school, but too many have take on a fight […]

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