Changes – #dblogweek

Today let’s talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you’d most like to see change about diabetes, in any way.  This can be management tools, devices, medications, people’s perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing.  OR reflect back on some changes you or…

Bad (Miss) Manners

How rude! The Washington Post recently ran a column from Miss Manners where she recommended people with diabetes only check their blood sugar out of sight.  Specifically, she advised we go into an airplane bathroom to check, rather than possibly disturbing those around us. This is wrong for many, many reasons. When my son was…

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…

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…

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…