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)
From time to time, my daughter Lauren, the young woman with T1D I speak so much about on this blog, takes the helm. Today is one of those days. Lauren surprised me with these thoughts at 16.5 years into life … Continue reading 16.5: What I’ve Learned. (The one where Lauren speaks out)
“The best kind of writing is the kind you really don’t want to write. The kind that scares you. I mean down to the bone scares you.” That’s what one of my professors used to say. Well, … Continue reading Our DKA Story (The one I’ve never told to the world before. And the one that scares me to share)
(Note: It has taken me a long time to be ready to write this one. And while it’s not directly related to diabetes, it is [isn’t everything in some way?] I feel it’s a story worth sharing. So I’m hoping … Continue reading Last breaths: The story that needs to be shared (The one about Michael’s Dad)
“Hey, Mom: My diabetes just turned 16. I think you should buy it a car!” That’s my Lauren. Since nearly the moment she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes – at exactly 2:35 p.m. on October 28, 1997 – 16 … Continue reading Happy Sweet 16 yrs of Type 1 (The one where your diabetes wants a car)