Archive for November, 2012

Our own fears face us down (The one where I must practice what I preach)

November 25, 2012By 36 Comments

There are folks in the diabetes world who tell me I’m Pollyanna; who say they don’t understand how I can be positive and upbeat as my daughter delves into her 16th year of living with Type 1 diabetes. When they say it, sometimes I feel like William Miller yelling at Penny Lane in Almost Famous: […]

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What we can all learn from Sandy .. and Diabetes (The one where I laugh at smashing both my cars at once)

November 20, 2012By 2 Comments

  This morning I was thinking about a few friends who have been terribly impacted by Sandy. They’ve lost almost all they own; they’ve been homeless and adrift for weeks. Every day they look out at the neighborhood they called their own heaven and see a nightmare sight. The pain they’ve endured has been ridiculous, […]

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On World Diabetes Day: Thank you to YOU — the difference makers

November 14, 2012By 5 Comments

Today is World Diabetes Day. Around the globe, people are wearing blue to celebrate and mark the day. Landmark buildings will be awash in blue light tonight. Seminars are being held. At kitchen counters across America and around the world, parents are drawing up vials of insulin or pushing buttons on insulin pumps and thinking […]

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My T1D Day Shout out: To the siblings in this diabetes world. Join in!

November 1, 2012By 8 Comments

This one needs participation — read below and then in the comments, share about a sibling you want to salute and then share this blog with them. Let’s cheer on the folks who don’t always get the praise but always live with T1D along. It’s T1D Day—the first official day of Diabetes Awareness Month. Since […]

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