Archive for December, 2011

The a1C: Golden Trophy or Scarlet Number? Time to take away the shame

December 28, 2011By 14 Comments

I’ll be interested to hear what readers think about this one. The a1C is such a touchy topic, and impacts us in such a profound way. Let me know what you think. I recently took on the project of sorting through old files on my computer (I am definitely a data hoarder). I came across […]

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Revisiting an old theme: Food, comfort and the D-Mom (or Dad I guess too!)

December 19, 2011By 1 Comment

Note: Since I’ve finally gotten back to being on a good fitness plan and eating quite well, I decided to look back to what I was writing in my recent “epic fitness year,” 2009 (I won my club’s “Fitness Challenge” which was like the Biggest Loser only it included tests in fitness and strength improvements […]

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A crash, a life saved, a life found: Using your own personal trauma to change the world

December 14, 2011By 21 Comments

It was Thanksgiving night 1983 and while I had no idea at that moment, my world was about to come (almost) crashing down around me. The night before had been classic early-20’s folks Thanksgiving Eve stuff: bars in Boston; friends home to visit; lots of partying. So much, in fact, that at Thanksgiving dinner at […]

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How to choose a charitable organiztion? It’s as unique as you

December 12, 2011By 4 Comments

It might be neat if after reading this, readers talk about their choices and how they came to them. I think it would be interesting to hear — and learn — from others. A D-world friend called me recently with an interesting question: how do you choose what charity to support? How do you know […]

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Another D Candle Day: How is a mom to let her child with Diabetes live her life?

December 6, 2011By 36 Comments

  It is what we call here in D-world, another “Blue Candle Day.” If you are in the D-world, you know what that means. If you are one of my friends and readers who is not, let me explain: When a person with Type 1 passes away from a situation related to Type 1 diabetes, […]

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