I spent and lot of time here talking about how amazing life can be despite diabetes; how the burden of this disease – as unimaginably heavy it is – does not have to stop you from savoring life. But … Continue reading Taking the news: The One When I Get All Pi$$ED OFF
Lauren’s birthday falls right around the first day of school each year (she was born on Labor Day, which was fun to say that day. “It’s LABOR day!”) When she was at that party age, we always had the … Continue reading Happy Blog-Birthday to my Blog!
We’re nearly 15 years into life with Type 1 diabetes on board at my house. We’ve seen a lot – the once-cool “Dex” meter that held the strips in a drum and looked like (well at least to me) a … Continue reading Product Review: The New iBGStar Glucose Meter: We love it! We really love it!
Today’s D-Blog week topic is simple: What I wish you would know. The idea is to open up about something about life with diabetes on board that I don’t usually share. Here goes. I am well known in the … Continue reading DBLog Week Day 5: What I Want You To Know
Today’s Diabetes Blog Week prompt: Describe your ultimate diabetes tool or invention. Strangely, our prescription insurance provider hinted just yesterday that one may already exist. I was on the phone with insurance, time that in D-Mom life is rather like Dog Years: it ticks time off our life clock way quicker than just regular years (I honestly think at this point I’ve wasted seven good years of my life explaining, demanding, begging, arguing or just plain old cajoling with insurance at this point). Talking to insurance folks make me want to drive needles under my fingernails, if I could … Continue reading DBlog Week Day Four: Imagine Your Superdevice: Insurance thinks it exists
Well, I’m late to the game but I’m here, ready to take part in the third annual Diabetes Blog Week, created and coordinated by Karen at bittersweetdiabetes.com. Each day Karen gives us a prompt to write on. Kind of a … Continue reading Diabetes Blog Week Day Three: What I Need to Do Better: Make a Difference
Hi Guys! First of all, I will be joining in on the annual Diabetes blog Week fun as of tomorrow. Driving to DC and back to bring Miss Lauren (now officially a college junior!) home took me away from things … Continue reading Home to some great news
The Time cover! The Time cover! It is the buzz in media today, which must make the limping magazine quite happy. I’m not in any way interested in debating what age you should breastfeed until or what attachment issues mean. … Continue reading Never mind the Time Cover: Let’s talk about how you “Mom Up!”
Thank you, Gatehouse Media! Today on their website I’m the lead story — and in print it’s a giant half page. Read it here. And if you are feeling in the giving mood today, click on the link I’ll provide after the story link and send a little something to my JDRF Ride to Cure effort. Here’s the story: http://www.wickedlocal.com/plymouth/features/x1120196755/MAKING-A-DIFFERENCE-Local-writer-will-bike-through-Death-Valley-to-raise-money-for-diabetes-research#axzz1uHYxyLz2 And here’s a link to donate to me. Remember, ANY amount is celebrated in a crazy, awesome way. http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Ride/JDRFNationalRides?px=1267496&pg=personal&fr_id=1763 Continue reading Quick hit: some great coverage for my Ride to Cure Effort
I don’t read “diabetes” into every moment of my life. I have a rich existence outside this D-world, filled with cool magazine assignments, back country skiing, cocktails at my beach and yacht club and yes, reading book after book … Continue reading On the Journey and the Fear and the Weight of it all: A Memoir that speaks to us all