Archive for August, 2011

At the heart of the matter: What matters to the person with diabetes isn’t always what matters to us.

August 30, 2011By 24 Comments

A quick note of apology for the lapse in blogging here. Blame it on Irene: We had no power for days and days. But I’m back. Waiting for the roofer to fix the torn-up roof but back nevertheless.  It never really dawned on me how at odds our diabetes desires are with those of our […]

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Diabetes Education for All: We need to make it happen

August 19, 2011By 0 Comments

Last week’s foray into “Diabetes Rehab” got me thinking: are we educated enough in this diabetes life? At diagnosis they bombard us. I remember those days in Children’s Hospital of Boston back in 1997 as a blur of doses and charts and explanations and assurances. It almost felt like one of those French immersion classes. […]

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DO IT: Finding some sanity in this crazy D world

August 14, 2011By 12 Comments

Sometimes it takes a little extra somethin’ from somewhere you just don’t expect to get you through this diabetes life. One day, it might be a lovely post someone leaves on your facebook page. Another, it might be experiencing some success in a fundraiser to help fund research. Another, it might just be a good […]

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Checking out for a few days

August 8, 2011By 2 Comments

Yeah, yeah. You start a blog, you owe it to your readers to keep on bloggin’ on. But before I am anything else — skier, writer, author, tennis player, troublemaker at beach club parties, first in line at steak on the lawn night at the yacht club, I am “Mother of my kids.” And this […]

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The Promise to Remember Me Campaign: A chance to be a leader

August 1, 2011By 1 Comment

I’ve heard it a thousand times over the years. “Well, you’re family is connected. I mean, you know people in Washington on a personal level. So it’s different for you in advocacy.” Well, this is true. But what most might not realize is the way my family became “Connected” in the first place: via the […]

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