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

July 10, 2014By 5 Comments
Guest post from my now adult daughter: A letter to her teenage self

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

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 […]

What I Learned On My Ride Training, Year Three: The One With the Fisherman and the Feathers

June 3, 2014By 2 Comments
What I Learned On My Ride Training, Year Three: The One With the Fisherman and the Feathers

  I thought this was going to be a quick facebook status update, but the more I thought about it, the more I had to say. So here goes: another “What I learned while Training for my Ride story,” this one with a fisherman and some feathers. I know, I know. I’m behind on my […]

Cool Contest: Win a One-on-One Phone Conversation with JDRF CEO Jeffrey Brewer!

June 2, 2014By 1 Comment
Cool Contest: Win a One-on-One Phone Conversation with JDRF CEO Jeffrey Brewer!

    Happy June! I have TWO very exciting opportunities to announce today – both have to do with my JDRF Ride – please read on and find out how you can have some fun and win some cool things! The first one is pretty amazing: Imagine if the President and CEO of the most […]

Visit me at “A Sweet Life” Magazine!

May 7, 2014By 0 Comments
Visit me at “A Sweet Life” Magazine!

I am so delighted to have joined the editorial crew at A Sweet Life — a fantastic on-line diabetes magazine. My first story is up — head on over and check it out here:   http://asweetlife.org/feature/from-burned-out-teen-to-healthy-college-grad-helping-your-child-with-type-1-diabetes/   I also have a fun story on the amazing Cory Vaughn, who is taking on the MLB with […]

What I learned on my training ride year 3, #1: Headwinds and tailwinds in riding and life

April 26, 2014By 1 Comment
What I learned on my training ride year 3, #1: Headwinds and tailwinds in riding and life

  When I need to bang out a quick ride, or when I want to be more flexible in how many miles I ride, I like to head down to the Cape Cod Canal. The bike path along the canal is smooth and well maintained; safe and on weekdays and not so very busy. It […]

This year’s amazing RIDE TO CURE VACATION RAFFLE IS TO >>>> (the one where my Uncle Bill makes it happen once again)

April 9, 2014By 0 Comments
This year’s amazing RIDE TO CURE VACATION RAFFLE IS TO >>>> (the one where my Uncle Bill makes it happen once again)

I took my first outdoor training ride of the season today. It was warm out – above 50!! – but a brisk wind was like a wall in my face. 18 sorry miles, and I have a long way to go to be ready for not one but TWO 100 mile rides this year as […]

Those questions we all get: Helpful answers for the most common ones. A guide.

February 27, 2014By 18 Comments
Those questions we all get: Helpful answers for the most common ones. A guide.

We get a lot of questions from the rest of the world about this D-life. Sometimes they infuriate us, sometimes they confound us. Sometimes they make us snort. So as a service to those who struggle with the answers, I’ve compiled this helpful list of suggested responses to questions you may get out in the […]