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On Bret Michaels and his latest diabetes-related setback: The good news behind his brave fight

November 11, 2014By 5 Comments

    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 in the diabetes world are thinking, “could this be my child?” Here’s the thing: with […]

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

July 10, 2014By 6 Comments

    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

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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What I Learned On My Ride Training, Year Three: The One With the Fisherman and the Feathers

June 3, 2014By 2 Comments

  I thought this was going to be a quick facebook status update, but the more I thought about it, the more I had to say. So here goes: another “What I learned while Training for my Ride story,” this one with a fisherman and some feathers. I know, I know. I’m behind on my […]

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Cool Contest: Win a One-on-One Phone Conversation with JDRF CEO Jeffrey Brewer!

June 2, 2014By 1 Comment

    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 […]

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Visit me at “A Sweet Life” Magazine!

May 7, 2014By 0 Comments

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 […]

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What I learned on my training ride year 3, #1: Headwinds and tailwinds in riding and life

April 26, 2014By 1 Comment

  When I need to bang out a quick ride, or when I want to be more flexible in how many miles I ride, I like to head down to the Cape Cod Canal. The bike path along the canal is smooth and well maintained; safe and on weekdays and not so very busy. It […]

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Those questions we all get: Helpful answers for the most common ones. A guide.

February 27, 2014By 18 Comments

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 compiled this helpful list of suggested responses to questions you may get out in the […]

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My daughter announces: The BEST TOOL to help a teen with Diabetes (The one where she makes all the sense)

February 25, 2014By 9 Comments

    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 help their teen with diabetes?  They’d wondered if it was a CGM. Or a communication […]

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Spare a Rose, save a life: (The one where I no longer hate Valentine’s Day)

February 7, 2014By 3 Comments

    I know, it’s a movie. It’s the punch line of a joke. It’s said over and over. But I need to say it: I hate Valentine’s Day. Some it might come from having been a new kid in a school quite a few times back in the day when they didn’t make everyone […]

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