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Defining a cure: It’s unique to each person

September 15, 2015By 2 Comments

On the news the other night there was a piece about an amazing new “ice cap” that might just stop cancer patients from losing their hair. A doctor talked about it and said “I know it’s not a cure, but … it’s life-changing.” Then a patient said not losing her hair the second time around changed her […]

I’m BACK ON MY BIKE!!! (The One Where I Realize a Harsh Reality)

July 15, 2015By 3 Comments

Nearly eight weeks ago I took a tumble down my stairs at home and broke my ankle and foot in a few places. It was just the kind of silly thing that happens. It was early in the morning and I was heading to my home office. First, I had to brew a cup of […]

Pushing on through adversity: the one with #dasBoot and sacrifice

June 24, 2015By 2 Comments

It was a morning just like any other weekday morning. I was on my way downstairs to make a cup of coffee and start my work day back upstairs in my home office. Louie the Supercat was already crunching some kibble, fueling up for a busy day sitting in my office windowsill and staring at […]

What MY Diabetes Documentary Would Look Like

January 29, 2015By 15 Comments

  My Type 1 diabetes documentary would open like this: The scene starts out wide, along a long, winding road through Death Valley, California. The camera pans in on some dots you see in the distance. As you get closer, you see they are cyclists, working hard to pedal 100 miles though the hot desert. […]

An Oldie but goodie …. on Happiness FIRST

January 3, 2015By 0 Comments

  I love that Timehop showed me this post today. Because … it is still so true. Lauren is now a college graduate working in health care advocacy lobbying on Capitol Hill. She has a great life and is so happy and healthy. And it matters — in that order – still.   Read on: […]

On Bret Michaels and his latest diabetes-related setback: The good news behind his brave fight

November 11, 2014By 5 Comments

    If you are in the D-world, you’ve probably heard that Bret Michaels has been ill. His BFF wrote a poignant recap of all that has happened on Bret’s Facebook page. Read it. It’s remarkable. So of course, many in the diabetes world are thinking, “could this be my child?” Here’s the thing: with […]

Guest post from my now adult daughter: A letter to her teenage self

July 10, 2014By 7 Comments

    My daughter Lauren, so often the topic of this blog (and the reason for it) graduated college in May and is working at a really incredible company called HCM Strategists in Washington, DC. She is on her way to living her dream of being a health care advocate and maybe some day, POTUS […]

A time for me to say thanks to the one who really deserves it: My daughter

June 22, 2014By 1 Comment

I am a lucky gal. I get to travel all over the country and talk to people about finding ways to be empowered in life while raising a child with diabetes. Sometimes I talk about advocating and raising funds for research. Often I talk about thriving in this life instead of just surviving. But the […]