Before you read this, please remember that I am a huge advocate of JDRF and all they do. In my humble opinion there is no machine with more power and a better constructed engine chugging toward the cure (and yeah, better treatments) than JDRF. This blog post in no way means I think any less of them. I say this because sometimes I think we’ve all gotten too touchy and lost touch with the fact that sometimes – most of the time – varied insights help things. So in other words, I’m not questioning their “1 in 20” ad. Rather, … Continue reading Open Letter to the FDA: Here’s my “shocking” number to ponder: One in a Million
I got to go on my first “Promise To Remember Me” meeting in a while this past week. It was strange to be there without my daughter (she’s off at college in DC), and to take the role of quiet organizer instead of one of the speakers. But I absolutely loved it. Being in that room listening to these advocates – from tiny Emma who is just eight to Karen, an amazing adult with Type 1 – explain their reasons for being there and as asking the Congressman for support just lifted me. It gave me hope not just … Continue reading A new movement: “Occupy . . . Hearts and Minds”
Years ago I worked in a thriving newsroom (obviously it was years ago – are there any thriving newsrooms anymore? But I digress). Around me, people would be slamming down phones, yelling across rooms, running loud typesetting machines, laughing at jokes, swearing at unreliable sources, toasting marshmallows, and building rocket ships at their desks. Well, I’m not sure about the last two things but my point is this: that sound — crazy-loud to anyone new to the environment — became background noise to me. Heck, in time, I didn’t even realize it was there. Here’s my D-worry: How do I … Continue reading It’s Diabetes Awareness Month: How does a long-timer stay relevant?