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#WEGO #HAWMC Day Five: Random flickr picture

April 5, 2012By 1 Comment
#WEGO #HAWMC Day Five:  Random flickr picture

    I am participating this week in the WEGO health writer challenge. Today’s assignment was to go to flickr and let it choose a random photo, then write about it. Here goes.   Riding – horseback riding – was a big part of Lauren’s growing up. And despite diabetes, she got out there and rode […]

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#WEGO #HAWMC Day Four: Why I Write About Health

April 4, 2012By 3 Comments
#WEGO #HAWMC Day Four: Why I Write About Health

I am participating in the WEGO prompt week, along with other health bloggers from around the world. It’s pretty cool and you can follow it all at WEGO on twitter and on line! When Lauren was diagnosed on that autumn day almost exactly 14 and a half years ago, one of the first thing my […]

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WEGO HAWMC Day 3: Super Powers

April 3, 2012By 2 Comments
WEGO HAWMC Day 3: Super Powers

Admittedly, I am two days behind in the WEGO health blogging challenge. But those who know me well know I have a sad and acceptable reason to have missed a couple of days (saying goodbye to a D friend we lost this past week). I will be writing on the WEGO prompts this month, and […]

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Another D Candle Day: How is a mom to let her child with Diabetes live her life?

March 29, 2012By 0 Comments
Another D Candle Day: How is a mom to let her child with Diabetes live her life?

It seemed appropriate for me today to repost this – Another D Candle Day. While as always I don’t have a blue candle on my facebook page, I have one (actually A Clara Barton Camp Candle) burning in my heart this week. We’re all remembering an amazing young woman and struggling with how we will […]

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Diabetes as your child transitions to adult: It’s hard to let go

March 27, 2012By 15 Comments
Diabetes as your child transitions to adult: It’s hard to let go

Hi Guys — back from a blog break. I am really hoping to hear from some adults with Type 1 on this one — how much do you still need your parents and expect them to intervene for you? At what age did you begin to not expect accommodations? We parents (mostly me) can learn […]

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Riding On Insulin and the joy of setting kids with D free

March 15, 2012By 11 Comments
Riding On Insulin and the joy of setting kids with D free

A note to friends and family and readers in general who have been to ROI — I hope you add your thoughts to the comment section so more folks can learn all about ROI! Okay this is going to sound so very selfish, but one of the first things I wailed at Lauren’s endocrinologist at […]

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An injury, some pain and a new respect for adults with Type 1

March 7, 2012By 3 Comments
An injury, some pain and a new respect for adults with Type 1

It all started the last Monday of January. It was just past 6 p.m. and I was walking through my gym locker room, on my way to my super-crazy, over-the-top ridiculously-hard two and a half hour spin class. I was wearing my brand spanking new bike shoes and chatting with a friend. It hit me […]

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On DOC Hope day: A story recalled

March 1, 2012By 11 Comments
On DOC Hope day: A story recalled

Today is the Diabetes Online Community’s (DOC’s) self-proclaimed “Day of Hope.” Around the world, folks are writing the word “hope” on their hand and posting pics of it for all to see. It’s rather cool, if I might say so myself. It’s kind of like saying “Hope is here – right in the palm of […]

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Fear in the night: In our case, it came from my face

February 21, 2012By 16 Comments
Fear in the night: In our case, it came from my face

A lovely D-Mom updated her facebook profile recently with a few lines that broke my heart. I won’t quote her verbatim, but in general, what she was saying was that her young daughter was terrified to go to sleep, because she was afraid diabetes would take her life while she slept. It stopped me cold. […]

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D-Mom Action Figure: Master of the ER

January 29, 2012By 8 Comments
D-Mom Action Figure: Master of the ER

(A note to my faithful readers: I apologize for the time between posts at this time of year. In my “real life” I work as a ski and adventure writer [poor me] and I travel quite a bit. I hope you understand, and see it as a example of not letting diabetes stop you from […]

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