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A diabetes ski story (the one when I learn what’s best for all of us)

December 17, 2013By 6 Comments
A diabetes ski story (the one when I learn what’s best for all of us)

    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 groomer cruising Saturday, mega talk-about-it-for-a-lifetime powder dump Sunday. Oh, the life of the ski writer). […]

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‘It’s always there.” (The one where I answer my own question of “Why keep advocating?”

August 1, 2013By 7 Comments
‘It’s always there.” (The one where I answer my own question of “Why keep advocating?”

It’s a worthy question; one that deserves a thoughtful response. If I spend so much of my time speaking and writing about how someone can thrive and embrace life despite diabetes, why do I spend so much time raising funds and advocating for better treatments and a cure? Because really, I say it a lot: […]

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What I learned on my ride, year two: The one when I know its okay to just be okay

July 29, 2013By 4 Comments
What I learned on my ride, year two: The one when I know its okay to just be okay

In less than three weeks I’ll be pedaling along my second JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes route, this time 100 miles along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Am I ready? I think so. One thing I do know: once again, I’ve learned so much from my training and fundraising experience. I did […]

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New Tools: Do they need some Old School back up?

May 28, 2013By 8 Comments
New Tools: Do they need some Old School back up?

(Note to my readers: Sorry about the break. With the book coming out [Kindle next week; print mid June] and some other things, it’s been busy. But here I am, back again. Thanks for your patience).   My daughter has been doing remarkably well lately with her diabetes care. As she said to me the […]

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I Held Hope in My Hands, Part 2 (the one with Anna, her Awesome Abs and the APP Trial)

April 9, 2013By 9 Comments
I Held Hope in My Hands, Part 2 (the one with Anna, her Awesome Abs and the APP Trial)

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 […]

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I Held Hope In My Hands (The one were my daughter raises her hand and says “Let it be me”)

April 5, 2013By 17 Comments
I Held Hope In My Hands (The one were my daughter raises her hand and says “Let it be me”)

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 […]

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The TRUTH: (The one were I say suckity suck suck more than once)

April 2, 2013By 36 Comments
The TRUTH: (The one were I say suckity suck suck more than once)

  I was sitting with my daughter with diabetes and chatting with a person who has known her all her life. Lauren was in town for a quick visit and I have to say it: she looked great. We were talking about life and friends and some kids we know who are going through a […]

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The DO IT Program, one year later (the one when I relfect on what we’ve learned)

August 15, 2012By 7 Comments
The DO IT Program, one year later (the one when I relfect on what we’ve learned)

A year ago this week, my daughter with diabetes and I were at what she chose to call diabetes rehab, but what the world calls the Joslin’s DO IT program. At the advice of her endo, Dr. Wonderful, we dragged ourselves out of bed at dawn and fought the commuters to get to Boston by […]

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Finding the answer to the question: What does hope look like? (The one when I’m profoundly moved)

July 29, 2012By 6 Comments
Finding the answer to the question: What does hope look like? (The one when I’m profoundly moved)

I’ve been searching for the answer to a question for many years now; pretty much as many years as Type 1 Diabetes has been a part of our lives. The question is this: What does hope look like? I’m talking visible, tangible, “I can reach out and touch this” hope. I’ve searched a lot of […]

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Product Review: The New iBGStar Glucose Meter: We love it! We really love it!

May 21, 2012By 21 Comments
Product Review: The New iBGStar Glucose Meter: We love it! We really love it!

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 packet of birth control pills. The advent of not just insulin pumps – but insulin […]

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