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Can We Motivate the World With Happiness? (The one where I refuse to be sad all the time)

April 15, 2013By 12 Comments

  Some recent memes, videos and Facebook posts have me thinking: Can we motivate the world to want to help us cure diabetes by making them smile and cheer rather than cry? Or to put it more simply: Can supporting hope be happy? This thought goes way back for me, actually to nearly the beginning […]

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WIN a copy of MY NEW BOOK: Two months before release! (The one where I hope you’ll try — and share!)

April 12, 2013By 0 Comments

  Okay first of all, I’m not going to bury the lead here because I don’t want you to miss the main point. (But I will go into detail after so please, read on!) Here’s the news: You can win the amazing right to be the ONLY person to get a copy of my upcoming […]

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I Held Hope in My Hands, Part 2 (the one with Anna, her Awesome Abs and the APP Trial)

April 9, 2013By 9 Comments

Last week I shared how I HELD HOPE IN MY HANDS, and to be honest with you, I’m still kind of buzzing with a totally feeling of – to go all Guilana Rancic on you – amaze-balls. I honestly mean it when I say that while I’d truly been in on the discussion and idea […]

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I Held Hope In My Hands (The one were my daughter raises her hand and says “Let it be me”)

April 5, 2013By 23 Comments

Since Lauren was diagnosed way back in October of 1997, I’ve insisted we do two things consistently: not let diabetes steal our joy in life, and focus on “visualizing hope.” The first one has been a challenge but I’d check off “well played!” so far in our lives. The second? It’s not been easy. Hope […]

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The TRUTH: (The one were I say suckity suck suck more than once)

April 2, 2013By 36 Comments

  I was sitting with my daughter with diabetes and chatting with a person who has known her all her life. Lauren was in town for a quick visit and I have to say it: she looked great. We were talking about life and friends and some kids we know who are going through a […]

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Is there a symbol for what we need? (The one when I’m jealous of a pink and red equal sign)

March 27, 2013By 7 Comments

Confession time: I’m jealous. I’m wickedly jealous of an adorable, powerful, perfect little symbol: the pink and red equal sign all over the place this week. Watching the way the pink and red equal sign took over Facebook, twitter and more this week was astounding and inspiring. I posted it early, and almost immediately friends […]

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Undiagnosed diabetes and a plea to take action (The one where I go all public service a again)

March 8, 2013By 38 Comments

A week ago today, a 13-year old boy who lives in a normal middle class town and has smart, caring parents and who is surrounded by teachers and nurses and coaches a friends, died of the complications of undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. And it happens all the time. When it happens, people say all kinds […]

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Hope without hype is all we ask (the one when I wish it started differently)

March 5, 2013By 29 Comments

Apparently, silence can be deafening. With Monday’s pre-announcement of some huge news coming the next morning from the Diabetes Research Institute, my in box and text messages and Facebook messages were binging like the pinball machine in “Tommy.” What do you think? Why are you saying nothing? I’d chosen to hold my thoughts until I […]

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Diabetes and determination: An old — but good — story about strength

March 3, 2013By 7 Comments

  A newer d friend of mine – actually 2013 JDRF Children’s Congress Chair Angie Platt – had just posted about her morning. Her son with diabetes had awoken – as everyone with T1D does at times – with high blood sugar that would just leave most of us wanting to crawl under the covers […]

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Doctor, Doctor give me the news: Good or bad, it should feel RIGHT.

February 26, 2013By 12 Comments

There’s something going on in the diabetes world that I don’t quite understand. Well, I do understand it to a point, but I don’t understand how widespread it seems.   The Facebook and other social media posts come often, and go something like this: Ugh. On our way. Wish us luck.  Nervous. Hope I don’t […]

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