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 … Continue reading Guest post from my now adult daughter: A letter to her teenage self
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 … Continue reading A time for me to say thanks to the one who really deserves it: My daughter
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 … Continue reading What I Learned On My Ride Training, Year Three: The One With the Fisherman and the Feathers
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 powerful and successful diabetes research non-profit in the world wanted to talk to you and only you about your life with diabetes, your questions about treatments and a cure and where we are and should be going with that? That’s just what I’m raffling off … Continue reading Cool Contest: Win a One-on-One Phone Conversation with JDRF CEO Jeffrey Brewer!
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 T1D — a great an inspirational guy — check that out here: http://diabetes.sanofi.us/life-with-diabetes-cory-vaughn/ YOu KNOW I’ll be posting next week after Lauren GRADUATES COLLEGE!!!!!!! Thanks for your support — hope you like the stories. Continue reading Visit me at “A Sweet Life” Magazine!
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 … Continue reading What I learned on my training ride year 3, #1: Headwinds and tailwinds in riding and life
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 … Continue reading This year’s amazing RIDE TO CURE VACATION RAFFLE IS TO >>>> (the one where my Uncle Bill makes it happen once again)
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 … Continue reading Those questions we all get: Helpful answers for the most common ones. A guide.
I was driving along in the car with my daughter with diabetes when I remembered a question some parents of teens with diabetes had asked me to ask her. What the best tool a parent can use to … Continue reading My daughter announces: The BEST TOOL to help a teen with Diabetes (The one where she makes all the sense)
I know, it’s a movie. It’s the punch line of a joke. It’s said over and over. But I need to say it: I hate Valentine’s Day. Some it might come from having been a new kid in … Continue reading Spare a Rose, save a life: (The one where I no longer hate Valentine’s Day)