Archive for September, 2012

Meet A.J.: The boy who faced down bullying about diabetes like the Super Hero he is

September 30, 2012By 41 Comments

This post is special to me, and is about a young man who took a stand. My dream is that we will get this to circulate so much and gather so many positive comments for him in the comments section that it will stand as a testament to a kid who simply did not let […]

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What I learned in my JDRF Ride to Cure Training, Part 4: (The one where good friends remind me they are still here)

September 24, 2012By 7 Comments

I don’t even remember how I found out about it, since I’m new to cycling. I think I may have just been google searching to find supported rides in the greater Boston area. In any case, this past Sunday morning I got up bright and early (have I mentioned I am not a morning person) […]

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An open letter to Governor Romney: What about medical research?

September 21, 2012By 29 Comments

The following is a guest blog written by my daughter with diabetes, Lauren. Lauren is a junior at George Mason University studying Political Communications. She had an interesting meeting with Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, then the Governor of Massachusetts, a few years back. I hope you’ll read this and — D or R– share it […]

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Using Words Wisely: They Really Do Matter

September 16, 2012By 17 Comments

It was driven into my head during the very first days we experienced life with diabetes (or life knowing diabetes was with us now. I still think if I’d been a more astute mom she could have been diagnosed three weeks prior. But I digress). From the first days on the hospital floor, doctors and […]

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What I Learned in my JDRF Ride Training, Part 3: The one where I bonk and cry and then regroup (just like life!)

September 11, 2012By 10 Comments

Some people need to be smacked on the head. Over and over and over. Before they get it. Count me as one of them. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I’ve been training hard to do the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes since, oh, late April. When I started, I’d not been on a […]

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A Happy Birthday Message to my Daughter With D: What I’ve learned from you

September 4, 2012By 19 Comments

A note to my readers: Lauren turned 21 on Sept. 2. She is off Facebook for a month because of a leadership role she has taken on in her sorority. So she’s not getting all that on line facebook love we all get on our birthdays now. I hope you’ll read this and then use […]

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