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What MY Diabetes Documentary Would Look Like

January 29, 2015By 16 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. […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

June 3, 2014By 2 Comments

  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 […]

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

June 2, 2014By 1 Comment

    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 […]

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Visit me at “A Sweet Life” Magazine!

May 7, 2014By 0 Comments

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 […]

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

April 26, 2014By 2 Comments

  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 […]

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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

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 […]

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