Archive for February, 2013

Doctor, Doctor give me the news: Good or bad, it should feel RIGHT.

February 26, 2013By 12 Comments

There’s something going on in the diabetes world that I don’t quite understand. Well, I do understand it to a point, but I don’t understand how widespread it seems.   The Facebook and other social media posts come often, and go something like this: Ugh. On our way. Wish us luck.  Nervous. Hope I don’t […]

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First, last and ‘Security?” (The one where I freak out and forget my own mantra)

February 22, 2013By 16 Comments

It was like déjà vu all over again. Only this time, I was a little surprised at myself. Was I really on the phone with a university official, pleading for cooperation and actually nearly crying (all without my daughter with diabetes even knowing?) Hadn’t we moved on? Aren’t we the masters of the diabetes world? […]

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2013 JDRF Ride to Cure Update: The one where I feel guilty, but power through

February 5, 2013By 3 Comments

I feel so guilty. I am going to go back to hard-core training, work my way up to another century ride, ask friends to donate to JDRF to support that ride, and basically give my heart, soul and a season or two to the cause of finding in a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. And […]

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The power of taking “No” and making it work (advice during the week of the Children’s Congress letters)

February 4, 2013By 9 Comments

It was mid-winter and we were waiting. And waiting. For the letter. My daughter had applied before for JDRF’s Children’s Congress and been rejected. Each time, I’d watched with joy as a few other children from our chapter went off to Washington to represent us. Lauren had been interested in politics and advocacy since she […]

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