Happy June! I have TWO very exciting opportunities to announce today – both have to do with my JDRF Ride – please read on and find out how you can have some fun and win some cool things! The first one is pretty amazing: Imagine if the President and CEO of the most powerful and successful diabetes research non-profit in the world wanted to talk to you and only you about your life with diabetes, your questions about treatments and a cure and where we are and should be going with that? That’s just what I’m raffling off … Continue reading Cool Contest: Win a One-on-One Phone Conversation with JDRF CEO Jeffrey Brewer!
I am so delighted to have joined the editorial crew at A Sweet Life — a fantastic on-line diabetes magazine. My first story is up — head on over and check it out here: http://asweetlife.org/feature/from-burned-out-teen-to-healthy-college-grad-helping-your-child-with-type-1-diabetes/ I also have a fun story on the amazing Cory Vaughn, who is taking on the MLB with T1D — a great an inspirational guy — check that out here: http://diabetes.sanofi.us/life-with-diabetes-cory-vaughn/ YOu KNOW I’ll be posting next week after Lauren GRADUATES COLLEGE!!!!!!! Thanks for your support — hope you like the stories. Continue reading Visit me at “A Sweet Life” Magazine!
When I need to bang out a quick ride, or when I want to be more flexible in how many miles I ride, I like to head down to the Cape Cod Canal. The bike path along the canal … Continue reading What I learned on my training ride year 3, #1: Headwinds and tailwinds in riding and life
I took my first outdoor training ride of the season today. It was warm out – above 50!! – but a brisk wind was like a wall in my face. 18 sorry miles, and I have a long way to … Continue reading This year’s amazing RIDE TO CURE VACATION RAFFLE IS TO >>>> (the one where my Uncle Bill makes it happen once again)
We get a lot of questions from the rest of the world about this D-life. Sometimes they infuriate us, sometimes they confound us. Sometimes they make us snort. So as a service to those who struggle with the answers, I’ve … Continue reading Those questions we all get: Helpful answers for the most common ones. A guide.
I was driving along in the car with my daughter with diabetes when I remembered a question some parents of teens with diabetes had asked me to ask her. What the best tool a parent can use to … Continue reading My daughter announces: The BEST TOOL to help a teen with Diabetes (The one where she makes all the sense)
I know, it’s a movie. It’s the punch line of a joke. It’s said over and over. But I need to say it: I hate Valentine’s Day. Some it might come from having been a new kid in … Continue reading Spare a Rose, save a life: (The one where I no longer hate Valentine’s Day)
From time to time, my daughter Lauren, the young woman with T1D I speak so much about on this blog, takes the helm. Today is one of those days. Lauren surprised me with these thoughts at 16.5 years into life … Continue reading 16.5: What I’ve Learned. (The one where Lauren speaks out)
“The best kind of writing is the kind you really don’t want to write. The kind that scares you. I mean down to the bone scares you.” That’s what one of my professors used to say. Well, … Continue reading Our DKA Story (The one I’ve never told to the world before. And the one that scares me to share)
Stop me if I’ve told you this one. No, wait: Don’t stop me. Because it’s a good one, and one worth my remembering. I was up skiing last weekend (Surprise powder Friday; c-c-cold day but fast and perfect … Continue reading A diabetes ski story (the one when I learn what’s best for all of us)