Archive for May, 2012

Taking the news: The One When I Get All Pi$$ED OFF

May 30, 2012By 16 Comments

  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 sometimes, it just stops me cold. It shocks my soul. It, well, it pi$$es me […]

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Happy Blog-Birthday to my Blog!

May 25, 2012By 3 Comments

  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 birthday party before the start of school, and then dug into the frenzy of getting […]

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Product Review: The New iBGStar Glucose Meter: We love it! We really love it!

May 21, 2012By 21 Comments

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 packet of birth control pills. The advent of not just insulin pumps – but insulin […]

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DBLog Week Day 5: What I Want You To Know

May 18, 2012By 8 Comments

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 diabetes world and so is my amazing daughter. We’ve spoken in local and national venues, […]

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DBlog Week Day Four: Imagine Your Superdevice: Insurance thinks it exists

May 17, 2012By 3 Comments

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 […]

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Diabetes Blog Week Day Three: What I Need to Do Better: Make a Difference

May 16, 2012By 3 Comments

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 bummer my first is today since it’s “What I can do better.” That said, I’ll […]

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Home to some great news

May 15, 2012By 0 Comments

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 for a bit. But I have to share! As most of you are aware, I […]

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Never mind the Time Cover: Let’s talk about how you “Mom Up!”

May 13, 2012By 2 Comments

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. (I will confess to feeling my jaw hit the floor when a friend recently nursed […]

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Quick hit: some great coverage for my Ride to Cure Effort

May 8, 2012By 1 Comment

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 […]

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On the Journey and the Fear and the Weight of it all: A Memoir that speaks to us all

May 7, 2012By 0 Comments

  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 after book. But parenting a child with diabetes does add a thick layer of my […]

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