Archive for December, 2011

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

December 28, 2011By 14 Comments
The a1C: Golden Trophy or Scarlet Number? Time to take away the shame

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

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

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

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

  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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