Last week I shared how I HELD HOPE IN MY HANDS, and to be honest with you, I’m still kind of buzzing with a totally feeling of – to go all Guilana Rancic on you – amaze-balls. I honestly mean it when I say that while I’d truly been in on the discussion and idea of APP since nearly the ground floor, it wasn’t until I saw it in action on Anna that it truly clicked for me. So today, an update. Anna and I spoke last night at length about her feelings at this point, and you need to … Continue reading I Held Hope in My Hands, Part 2 (the one with Anna, her Awesome Abs and the APP Trial)
Since Lauren was diagnosed way back in October of 1997, I’ve insisted we do two things consistently: not let diabetes steal our joy in life, and focus on “visualizing hope.” The first one has been a challenge but I’d check off “well played!” so far in our lives. The second? It’s not been easy. Hope in itself is relatively simple. You feel it in your heart. You keep it in your head. You grab onto little snippets and bits and sound bytes and studies and information and you absorb it. But you cannot really “see” or “touch” hope, right? Although … Continue reading I Held Hope In My Hands (The one were my daughter raises her hand and says “Let it be me”)
A newer d friend of mine – actually 2013 JDRF Children’s Congress Chair Angie Platt – had just posted about her morning. Her son with diabetes had awoken – as everyone with T1D does at times – with high … Continue reading Diabetes and determination: An old — but good — story about strength
I am sitting in my home office. Outside my double window I can usually gaze at the pond on our property, our town’s quaint historic district and beyond that, the sea. This day I see dark clouds. The trees … Continue reading Lauren’s 15-year Diavesary: The one with a storm, some debris, but lots of treasure
A long time ago I told my agent in no uncertain terms that I would never write a book on raising a child with diabetes. Okay, well, my book on raising a child with diabetes remains a best seller five … Continue reading New Book Annoucement: A title, a pub date and a ton of deadlines!
I’m not a huge fan of writing about me, me, me. But I just feel like I have to share this. I promise the next post this week will be all about FFL from soup to nuts! It was the … Continue reading Friends For Life Part 1: My personal start
Today, as I think about the summer ahead, I want to celebrate friends. I hope you’ll read this and then share a “thank you” to a friend who has made a difference in your life or the life of your … Continue reading The PWD’s best tool: It’s called a “Friend”
Lauren’s birthday falls right around the first day of school each year (she was born on Labor Day, which was fun to say that day. “It’s LABOR day!”) When she was at that party age, we always had the … Continue reading Happy Blog-Birthday to my Blog!
We’re nearly 15 years into life with Type 1 diabetes on board at my house. We’ve seen a lot – the once-cool “Dex” meter that held the strips in a drum and looked like (well at least to me) a … Continue reading Product Review: The New iBGStar Glucose Meter: We love it! We really love it!