Texts From School

Just like that, another year of school is over. Sixth grade, done. Second grade, finished. We’ll get around cleaning out the backpacks by August. Maybe. I am so lucky to have great diabetes support at school. Each year we set different goals and expectations for Benny and, I have to say, I’m pretty proud of…

D-Blog Week: Freaky Friday

Just like in the movie, today we’re doing a swap. If you could switch chronic diseases, which one would you choose to deal with instead of diabetes? And while we’re considering other chronic conditions, do you think your participation in the DOC has affected how you treat friends and acquaintances with other medical conditions?  If diabetes…

D-Blog Week: Memories

Today we’re going to share our most memorable diabetes day. You can take this anywhere…. your or your loved one’s diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you’d like to share.  No doubt, Benny’s diagnosis was the day that changed our lives. But one of our most memorable days…

Interview: Artificial Pancreas

I try not to get too excited about diabetes “breakthroughs” or technology announcements.  Years ago, before I even had  a personal connection to type 1, I covered the Glucowatch and inhaled insulin as a TV health reporter. Never heard of them? Yeah, they didn’t work out so well. So when Benny was diagnosed in 2006,…

Party Like a Doctor

Recently, we celebrated at a family friend’s Bat Mitzvah. Along with the religious ceremony marking a 13 year old becoming a responsible part of the Jewish community, there is often a big celebration. This was to be a night time party with food, dancing, the works. Our diabetes plan for an evening like this is…

Together at the Party

Around here, six seems to be the drop off age for birthday parties. I guess Kindergarten moms and dads are still getting to know each other, but by first grade, it’s have fun, see you in two hours! And those parents are off to Starbucks or the grocery store or maybe back home to nap.…

The Backup Plan

My husband likes to say the backup plan is more important than the actual plan. That came in handy when he was a TV newscast  director and we’ve found it to be true for diabetes in action! This weekend we took the kids snow tubing. Slade and I grew up in New York, but our…

JDRF Family Day

Big thanks to the Charlotte Checkers hockey for hosting their annual JDRF day. It’s always a fun time and it’s also the official kickoff to walk season. The JDRF walks are major fundraisers for the chapters and the family teams raise most of the money. I’m the family team chair this year, so Benny and…

Party Low

What’s a birthday party without a little bit of diabetes crazy? Benny turned 8 in late December, but because of winter break and vacations we always have his party in January. This year it was Great Wolf Lodge. If you haven’t been, GWL is a hotel and conference center with a huge indoor water park…