DKA in teens

Guest post from my now adult daughter: A letter to her teenage self

July 10, 2014By 5 Comments
Guest post from my now adult daughter: A letter to her teenage self

    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 to living her dream of being a health care advocate and maybe some day, POTUS […]

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A time for me to say thanks to the one who really deserves it: My daughter

June 22, 2014By 1 Comment
A time for me to say thanks to the one who really deserves it: My daughter

I am a lucky gal. I get to travel all over the country and talk to people about finding ways to be empowered in life while raising a child with diabetes. Sometimes I talk about advocating and raising funds for research. Often I talk about thriving in this life instead of just surviving. But the […]

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16.5: What I’ve Learned. (The one where Lauren speaks out)

February 5, 2014By 5 Comments
16.5: What I’ve Learned. (The one where Lauren speaks out)

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 with T1D. I hope you’ll share – the DOC is semi-new to her (and she […]

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Our DKA Story (The one I’ve never told to the world before. And the one that scares me to share)

January 7, 2014By 29 Comments
Our DKA Story (The one I’ve never told to the world before. And the one that scares me to share)

      “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, Professor Darden: this one scares me. Because it’s raw. Because it’s real. Because it’s opening […]

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