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Back to D-Wild

In honor of our upcoming 2nd Annual Into D-Wild Backpacking Adventure, I’d like to share the post Franca wrote about last year’s family trip. We’re taking what lessons we learned and  heading back into the woods, this time hiking longer (4 days) and further (27 miles)—but with hopefully less gear. We’ll follow up with a […]

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Logic, Strength and Love

One of the great things the internet has brought is the ability to reach out and make a difference in the lives of people we’ve never met. I’ve been a part of that phenomena for almost three years now, since starting this blog about raising a child with type 1 diabetes to live life to […]

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A Lesson on Atoms
(or Letting Go)

When it was early summer vacation and close enough to the end of the school year for Lia to still be considered an elementary student and not a rising sixth grader Franca and I weren’t sure what changes we’d make to her diabetes care plan to meet whatever new challenges arrived with middle school. Other […]

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Inspiration: For When You Need It Most

I don’t even own this book, but for some reason it is always there on my mind or in the back of my mind or otherwise someplace near to it. When I check it out of the library, I usually keep it through the maximum amount of renewals (9 I think) and thumb through it almost […]

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Fix. It.

Not quite related to diabetes care, management, complaints of, progress in, fed up with, tears over, yada yada yada….but I think this relates to my recent post Hulk Smash, in which I reflected on my inability to fix things. Annie Leonard’s project The Story of Stuff has always counted Franca and I as two of their […]

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like I'm trapped in a cage

Sometimes I feel…

   

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You Should Know

Day 5 of Diabetes Blog Week. The topic: What is one thing you would tell someone who doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?   This is a hard one for me. But it shouldn’t be. If you’ve followed my writing at all, you know with what vigor, emotion and honesty I’ve sought to unearth […]

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Say No More

Today’s topic on Diabetes Blog Week is to write about our Fantasy Diabetes Device. The one item we’d love to see developed to make the care and treatment of diabetes better, easier, simpler, less painful. You name it. The sky’s the limit. Here is my fanciful wish:   Say no more   Say no more, […]

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Hulk Smash

Yesterday I wrote about Franca and Lia and their strength and indomitable spirit to stare down the maw of diabetes no matter what, any day of the week, standing firm behind the motto: You want a fight? Bring it. For day 3 of Diabetes D-Blog Week the focus shifts to development, a topic for which […]

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Delightful Survivors

The rigid person is a disciple of death; The soft, supple and delicate are lovers of life.                                 –Tao Te Ching   For Diabetes D-Blog Week Day 2 the topic is to tell about one diabetes thing that we do […]

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