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What I learned in my JDRF RIde Training: That YOU are amazing

August 9, 2013By 1 Comment

Sixteen years ago it was probably there, right in front of my face. My daughter was getting ready to start kindergarten (what would be her first school experience. I was a “Home school pre-school mom” as I learned to say instead of  “no, we cut and paste at home” which all kinds of people freaked […]

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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 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

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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CWD Friends for Life 2013: My own personal take-aways (the one with fast-talking, handstands and emeralds)

July 17, 2013By 7 Comments

If you are anywhere on the internets where the Type 1 diabetes community lives, you heard of Friends for Life this past week. If you weren’t you need to listen up. Because really, Diabetes Mom Stacey Nagle has it right when she calls it the “Woodstock of diabetes.” The love, the excitement, the entertainment, the […]

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Using our talents to better this D-World (the one where I wrestle with my guilt with success)

June 25, 2013By 4 Comments

I was digging through a file cabinet yesterday looking for my marriage certificate (it will be 29 years next week. I just want to be sure I really did that back then. Just kidding. We are being audited by our insurance and I need it to prove we were married. Not kidding. But that’s another […]

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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)

June 12, 2013By 3 Comments

“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 so many times in my life. Like saying this: “I want to be an editor […]

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“Leave Nothing Unsaid.” (The one where I learn from the strongest of friends)

June 2, 2013By 8 Comments

Yesterday I attended the memorial service for the 23-year-old son of a dear, dear friend. It was beautiful. Since the young man loved New Orleans, guests – dressing in bright colors and summer casual garb — were greeted as they arrived by children offering colorful beads. Throughout the afternoon, friends and family told stories that […]

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

May 28, 2013By 8 Comments

(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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Finding MY own way through D-Mama Life: The one where Dr. Dude sets me straight

May 7, 2013By 5 Comments

  A wonderful, passionate, hard working and inspiring D-Mama I know wrote a blog this week. Okay, she writes her blog all the time. But she wrote THIS ONE this week. I went to comment and realized I had way more to say. So with all the love and hope and respect in the world, […]

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Dear Carter: You’re a superhero, and so are we (The one when I need ALL to comment and support a great boy)

April 18, 2013By 38 Comments

  DOC and others: A great young man named Carter is having a hard time and doubting he can rule the world with diabetes on board. Please, please, comment below and tell him how you are, how you have and how he will! Let’s help this wonderful boy. Dear Carter: This note is to inform […]

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