It’s time for me to gather all my ride gear and pack it again. This time my destination is Death Valley, California where I’ll be riding with a great group of advocates determined to kick Type 1 diabetes in the … Continue reading Readying for the JDRF Death Valley Ride: The one where I give YOU all the credit
I love that Timehop showed me this post today. Because … it is still so true. Lauren is now a college graduate working in health care advocacy lobbying on Capitol Hill. She has a great life and is so happy and healthy. And it matters — in that order – still. Read on: http://www.despitediabetes.com/the-one-where-i-remember-the-correct-order-happy-fulfilled-healthy/ Continue reading An Oldie but goodie …. on Happiness FIRST
“Say it out loud or write it down. It’s the first step toward making it real.” I don’t remember who the person was who said that to me when I was a kid, but it stuck. I’ve used that advice … Continue reading Introducing: Hope Jars and your chance to “join me” on the JDRF Ride to Cure (The one where I REALLY hope you’ll join the fun)
It was “parents watch day” at my youngest daughter’s dance school and everyone was excited. Every other dance class week, parents drop their kids off and do errands or wait for the hour in the small waiting room; no peek … Continue reading The One Where I Go All “Public Service” (or: a plea during flu season to the world)
It’s almost here. Nearly a year ago I started thinking to myself … maybe. Just maybe. Six months ago I clicked on the link, signed up and made the first donation myself. JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. Death Valley, … Continue reading What I learned on my Ride to Cure Effort Part 5: The one where I get lucky
It was driven into my head during the very first days we experienced life with diabetes (or life knowing diabetes was with us now. I still think if I’d been a more astute mom she could have been diagnosed three … Continue reading Using Words Wisely: They Really Do Matter
This past week, JDRF announced their selection of the newest Children’s Congress Chairmom and also launched the application process for Children’s Congress 2013. Big news in the diabetes world, if you are a family with a child with T1D. And … Continue reading Children’s Congress 2013 Applications are out! Why your child should apply
The message came this weekend: a young woman who has long known she’s one of my personal heroes was facing a new challenge in her life and her adorable son’s life: helping him adapt to a Type 1 … Continue reading Diabetes 101: Primer for the Friends and Family of the Newly Diagnosed
There’s something I say often, and I truly believe it: I can never take time off from continuing to work toward a better life and a cure for diabetes, because – put simply – my daughter never gets a moment … Continue reading Hey D Families: It’s time for a Diabetes Vacation for the Caretakers. No guilt allowed.
That’s right: It’s THIRSTY THURSDAY!! That means you can donate to my ride to cure diabetes effort and have a chance to win again today! Thirsty Thursday is a weekly one-day extra fundraiser — all you have to do is donate $10 (or more is a…lways welcome!!) today and you will be entered to win. Tomorrow morning I will draw the winner and announce them here. And I ship your prize FAST! Just ask last week’s winner, Katie Black. So this week’s prize is very special — and almost priceless! I’m going to send you these two collector’s item “diabetes … Continue reading It’s Thirsty Thursday! Win a Road to the Cure collectible!