Olympics!

“We know him!!” We had just turned on the Olympics last night when this segment on skiier and type 1 diabtetic Kris Freeman came up: [youtube id=”kGgZaM9Of3U” width=”600″ height=”350″] Of course, we don’t really know Kris, but we’ve met him at a few diabetes events. He’s signed cards for my kids and chatted with us…

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Spare A Rose

I’ve never been big on flowers for Valentine’s Day. I much prefer chocolate. Maybe it’s the timing? Valentine’s Day comes right about the time I’m ready to give up on my New Year’s diet. This year, I’ve got something even better for all of us to consider. Please check out the Spare a Rose, Save…

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The Lie

“Everyone here is a big liar.” The woman put her hand on my arm and looked into my eyes. It wasn’t what I expected after my talk on finding the funny in diabetes management. “You just lied,” she insisted. “You said diabetes can’t stop you, but it can. If my son had been here, he…

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St. Louis

I spent this weekend in St. Louis as a speaker at a JDRF Chapter retreat. It was a wonderful experience and, for one moment, it was like looking into a mirror through a time machine. A two year old boy perched on his grandfather’s shoulders, his older sister looking up at me from behind a…

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Find My Dexcom

I am so excited to report all about our first two weeks using the Dexcom CGM.  But first I have to tell you about how we almost lost it. Yes, already. A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) has three parts. The transmitter and sensor connect to each other and are attached to your body. The receiver…

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The Good & The Bad

I haven’t been writing a lot lately. It’s hard when, for the first time in a long time, I’m not sure we’re doing this right.  Benny’s last three A1C’s have been rotten and I feel like we’re the most out of control since diagnosis. I feel guilty and sad. I don’t want to feel like that…

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Jerry The Bear

There are some really cool things happening with diabetes technology. One of them is a teddy bear. This summer, we met the founders of Sproutel, a company that wants to educate children about chronic conditions through play. Their first product is Jerry the Bear, an interactive toy for kids with type 1 diabetes. I spoke…

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Chiquita Classic

This week I’ve been volunteering at the Chiquita Classic golf tournament. I’m in the media tent with air conditioning and candy so it’s not a bad gig. This tournament is part of the Web.com tour; the players try for spots on the PGA. It’s the new Q school, basically. We’ve seen some incredible golf and…

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