Rekindling Hope

On February 12, 2013 By

Hope is a strange thing for someone who has lived with diabetes for as long as I have.

It’s there.

Deep inside me somewhere.

But it’s dormant; smothered to sleep by decades of failed promises and premature excitement (usually involving cured mice).

Ed Damiano showed me something pretty amazing at the Continue Reading

Lots of news to spread today! Buckle up for some bullet points.

Are you near the Washington, D.C. area (Crystal City, VA, specifically)? Come to the CWD Focus on Technology regional conference and expo happening next weekend, February 1-3, 2013. Sebastien Sasseville is the keynote [...]

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The Diabetes Scholars Foundation does amazing work.  They raise money to help get families and young adults to Friends for Life conferences.  As if that isn’t enough, they also raise money to get young adults to college. I’ve written about Continue Reading

I’m posting this on behalf of Mary Podjasek, President of the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.  Her mission in life is to help bring more people to Friends for Life (not to mention college scholarships), and that is a mission I [...]

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Your Input? Please?

On November 7, 2011 By

Please head on over to Kerri’s blog and help us shape Friends for Life 2012. Thanks!

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Ring It In CWD Style

On January 18, 2011 By

The CWD Family Support Weekend runs through the new year holiday.  Many of these families have been spending the new year holiday together for a number of years.  The kids and teens are all about bringing in the next 365 days with the [...]

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The recent CWD Family Support Weekend I attended had about three-hundred people, plus the volunteer staff.  While much smaller than the giant Friends For Life conferences, 300+some is still a BUNCH of people.

It took me [...]

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Another Angle

On January 10, 2011 By

I first heard Joe Solowiejczyk when he was in Minneapolis a few years ago to speak at a JDRF Walk kickoff meeting.  I liked him almost instantly.  He has lived with type 1 diabetes for about 50 years, and his specialty is the mental aspect of living with type 1 diabetes.  I am a big [...]

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The Sun Hat

On January 6, 2011 By

I have rarely, if ever, seen Jeff Hitchcock without a camera.  Not only does he always have a camera with him, he also knows how to use it.  Jeff spends much of the conferences roaming around with his camera and capturing some of the magic.  I love that he does that!  Most of the Continue Reading

On the beach for the CWD Staff Retreat on Wednesday, I got pretty sunburned.  It was bad enough to give me a little headache later in the evening, and I thought I’d be miserable for another day or two.  Thankfully, after washing up for the night, putting on some fancy hotel brand lotion, and getting [...]

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