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.”
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
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
My daughter Lauren, so often the topic of this blog (and the reason for it) graduated college in May and is working at a really incredible company called HCM Strategists in Washington, DC. She is on her way … Continue reading Guest post from my now adult daughter: A letter to her teenage self
Happy June! I have TWO very exciting opportunities to announce today – both have to do with my JDRF Ride – please read on and find out how you can have some fun and win some cool things! The first one is pretty amazing: Imagine if the President and CEO of the most powerful and successful diabetes research non-profit in the world wanted to talk to you and only you about your life with diabetes, your questions about treatments and a cure and where we are and should be going with that? That’s just what I’m raffling off … Continue reading Cool Contest: Win a One-on-One Phone Conversation with JDRF CEO Jeffrey Brewer!
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)
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)