There is a petition being passed around on line asking people to “demand” that JDRF and ADA “spend more on a cure” and less on other things. As someone who wants nothing more in life more than I want a … Continue reading The one that might shock you until you read it: Why I WILL NOT sign a “petition to fund more for a cure.”
It’s time for me to gather all my ride gear and pack it again. This time my destination is Death Valley, California where I’ll be riding with a great group of advocates determined to kick Type 1 diabetes in the … Continue reading Readying for the JDRF Death Valley Ride: The one where I give YOU all the credit
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 … Continue reading On Bret Michaels and his latest diabetes-related setback: The good news behind his brave fight
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 had my Fantasy Football League draft last night. Last year was my first year. I got there and quickly realized I had no clue what Fantasy Football actually was or how a draft worked. I was surrounded by … Continue reading It’s FOOTBALL TIME! (The one when my FFL Draft is D-influenced)
Sixteen years ago it was probably there, right in front of my face. My daughter was getting ready to start kindergarten (what would be her first school experience. I was a “Home school pre-school mom” as I learned to say … Continue reading What I learned in my JDRF RIde Training: That YOU are amazing
It’s a worthy question; one that deserves a thoughtful response. If I spend so much of my time speaking and writing about how someone can thrive and embrace life despite diabetes, why do I spend so much time raising funds … Continue reading ‘It’s always there.” (The one where I answer my own question of “Why keep advocating?”
In less than three weeks I’ll be pedaling along my second JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes route, this time 100 miles along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Am I ready? I think so. One thing I do know: once again, I’ve learned so much from my training and fundraising experience. I did a 68 miles ride the other day. At my slowwwww pace, that gives me a lot of time to meditate, ponder, reflect, whatever you call it. Some thoughts I had are worth sharing, because, as always, this ride experience gives me a chance to think … Continue reading What I learned on my ride, year two: The one when I know its okay to just be okay
(Note to my readers: Sorry about the break. With the book coming out [Kindle next week; print mid June] and some other things, it’s been busy. But here I am, back again. Thanks for your patience). My daughter has … Continue reading New Tools: Do they need some Old School back up?