Time Flies!

The last few months have seen a lot of transitions for my family. Back in May, we celebrated my daughter’s high school graduation. In August we took her to college and said goodbye. Just a few days after we got home, Benny started high school. As I sit here in my now much-more-quiet house, I…

Diabetes Connections – DHF

I can’t believe I’m already at Episode 13 of the podcast. To celebrate lucky number 13, I’m excited to direct you to the Diabetes Connections website. You can listen directly to the episodes through that site, but of course, you can still subscribe and listen through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, etc. The website will also feature…

#DSMA – Numbers & Emotions

Every Wednesday at 9pm (Eastern) we talk diabetes on twitter. Using the hashtag #dsma, the great people behind the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy account ask questions and spark a fast-moving conversation. This week was all about numbers.  I was a bit surprised when a response I gave got a pretty big reaction. Here’s how it looked on…

Dream on 3

A few weeks ago, I noticed a new account following me on Twitter. @Dream_On_3 says they make  sports dreams come true for Charlotte-area children with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, or life-altering conditions. Then I saw this month they made a dream come true for a child with type 1 diabetes and I really wanted to…

Diabetes Connections – Teenagers

Teenagers are special to begin with. Throw diabetes in the mix and you’ve got what my guest this week calls a “challenging time.” Moira McCarthy has a way with words and she offers great, realistic advice. McCarthy is the author of Raising Teens With Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents. She speaks frankly about the struggles…