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It’s time for the Senator Brown meeting: Sign here on the “Scroll of Support”

May 14, 2011By 34 Comments

T-minus 56 hours and counting . . . it’s Saturday morning and we are getting ready to drive down to Washington DC. Our first order of business will be packing up our daughter’s college room to bring her back home for the summer. But the second order of business is the one you care about: […]

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DBlog Week: What I like about Diabetes: Super Heroes!

May 13, 2011By 4 Comments

(It’s still the Second Annual DBlog week and today’s prompt is “Friday the 13th and what it does to blood sugars.” Just kidding. Today’s prompt is: What’s good about diabetes. I’m happy about this one because yesterday was inspiring but sometimes sad. Here goes:)  I thought I knew exactly what I was going to write […]

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DBlog week: 10 things I Hate about you, Diabetes

May 12, 2011By 14 Comments

Today’s Second Annual D-Blog Week prompt is: 10 things I hate about diabetes. Here goes.)  Okay so first, I just don’t like the word “hate.” There’s something corrosive about it; something that seeps into your hearts and just wins over you. I  told my kids while growing up: don’t use “hate.” Try to put a […]

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DBlog Week “Bloopers” Well . . . sort of.

May 11, 2011By 9 Comments

(This is post number three for DBlog Week. The prompt is: diabetes bloopers.)  I know you really want to read about the time Lauren’s insulin pump started buzzing and took over the entire control of a computerized billboard on a major highway but . . . I think I cannot remember many of the bloopers […]

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Dear Endos of the World: How ‘Bout those teen years?

May 10, 2011By 18 Comments

This post is the second installment in the really cool, really wide-reaching DBlog week. The prompt was: write a letter. To your disease, to your endo, to someone. Since it’s not my disease, I’m writing it from the parent’s POV.  Dear Endo Teams far and wide: First of all, thank you for choosing this career […]

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Second Annual DBlog Week Post 1: Our Differences

May 9, 2011By 6 Comments

This post is an extra today — and is my submission to the Second Annual D-blog Week. Today’s topic is admiring our differences. Here goes: It’s funny what kind of emotions a few letters will bring out in some people. JDRF. DRI. ADA. And so on. Some people feel like you choose a team and […]

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Do only beautiful people get Type 1?

May 9, 2011By 5 Comments

And today’s question is: How come only cute kids and fabulous adults get diabetes? I’m only kind of half kidding. I think it every time I read a goggle alert about another PWD doing another amazing fundraiser or advocacy event. I take note of it every time I read one of the fab blogs by […]

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Diabetes strong/Diabetes weak: I’m both

May 5, 2011By 9 Comments

Sometimes I find it amazing; the power diabetes can have over our – at least my – very being. It can pick me up and show me how tough I can be. It can knock me flat and show me how powerless I am at times. It makes me strong; it makes me weak. And […]

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A Salute to the Siblings: Join in

May 1, 2011By 13 Comments

Readers: I think it would be wonderful if this week we all say a special thank you to our children without diabetes or our siblings or friends we know who are siblings of someone with diabetes. Forward them this blog – but first use the comment section below to say “Thank you” to them. Let’s […]

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Senator Scott Brown: An update

April 28, 2011By 32 Comments

It’s time to reflect on what we have already accomplished. (And I apologize that this is a bit longer than a blog should be but . . . what a week. So much to reflect on). Okay so, I say “we” because even though I am the one who penned the widely-circulated blog “An Open […]

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