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!
How great is that? On Saturday, I posted about an allergy blogger who dissed the Type 1 Diabetes world with an inane comment. On diabetes forums all over, folks were talking about how they’d submitted comments and not had them approved. So I blogged about it, collected the comments and posted it to her site. Great news. The woman who write the blog, www.alwayssick.com, responded immediately and not only removed her diabetes statements, but admitted she was uneducated on the topic and misunderstood what diabetes was all about. She also said while she usually approves comments right away, she’d … Continue reading Update on blogger: Retraction, apology, admiration for the DOC and an offer to help educate
It’s Thirsty Thursday and now you have a way of celebrating that AND making a difference — starting this week, I’ll offer a “Thirsty Thursday” prize each week. All you have to do is donate *at least* $10 to my … Continue reading It’s Thirsty Thursday: Contest time! Act fast and win!
When I was thinking ahead to the WEGO prompt of “Your Best Day Ever,” I was letting my imagination spin a tale: one that would happen down the road one day. Then a funny thing happened. My best day … Continue reading #WEGO #HAWMC Post Prompt: “My Best Day Ever,” It’s today!
Since I am blessed and honored to be a member of JDRF International’s Speakers Bureau, I have to keep completely up-to-date on research, breakthroughs and the successes (and the not-so-successful). Since most of the bureau is populated with PHD’s … Continue reading Diabetes Cure Research for Dummies….Like Me
Hi Guys — back from a blog break. I am really hoping to hear from some adults with Type 1 on this one — how much do you still need your parents and expect them to intervene for you? At what age did you begin to not expect accommodations? We parents (mostly me) can learn from you! The same goes for parents whose kids are now adults. One more aside: I am going to write out Type 1 Diabetes the first time each blog and then refer to it is T1D from here on in. I was at an informational … Continue reading Diabetes as your child transitions to adult: It’s hard to let go
It all started the last Monday of January. It was just past 6 p.m. and I was walking through my gym locker room, on my way to my super-crazy, over-the-top ridiculously-hard two and a half hour spin class. I was wearing my brand spanking new bike shoes and chatting with a friend. It hit me like a lightning bolt: something shot down my back, knocked the wind of out me and buckled my legs. Before I even could think, I was on the ground in over-the-top pain. It was my back. I’ve never had a back problem before; I have … Continue reading An injury, some pain and a new respect for adults with Type 1
Today is the Diabetes Online Community’s (DOC’s) self-proclaimed “Day of Hope.” Around the world, folks are writing the word “hope” on their hand and posting pics of it for all to see. It’s rather cool, if I might say so … Continue reading On DOC Hope day: A story recalled
A lovely D-Mom updated her facebook profile recently with a few lines that broke my heart. I won’t quote her verbatim, but in general, what she was saying was that her young daughter was terrified to go to sleep, because she was afraid diabetes would take her life while she slept. It stopped me cold. So did another post I saw the next day, with a newspaper story about a mom saying her child felt the very same way. What the heck, I thought, is going on? Why are children now so afraid of diabetes and sleep? And then I … Continue reading Fear in the night: In our case, it came from my face