Inspiration

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

June 3, 2014By 2 Comments
What I Learned On My Ride Training, Year Three: The One With the Fisherman and the Feathers

  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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Visit me at “A Sweet Life” Magazine!

May 7, 2014By 0 Comments
Visit me at “A Sweet Life” Magazine!

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

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

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

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

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

February 5, 2014By 6 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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