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
My Type 1 diabetes documentary would open like this: The scene starts out wide, along a long, winding road through Death Valley, California. The camera pans in on some dots you see in the distance. As you get closer, … Continue reading What MY Diabetes Documentary Would Look Like
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!
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)
Stop me if I’ve told you this one. No, wait: Don’t stop me. Because it’s a good one, and one worth my remembering. I was up skiing last weekend (Surprise powder Friday; c-c-cold day but fast and perfect … Continue reading A diabetes ski story (the one when I learn what’s best for all of us)
“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)
I was recently called out for being “too positive” and “all ‘lalalala we are fine’” about Lauren’s Type 1 Diabetes. Huh. Well, first of all: I’m not always that way. Sometimes I’m just plain pissed off. And second: it’s not … Continue reading Wedding Week Lessons (The one where Mike’s Dad shows us how to live well)
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)