I’m honored to introduce you to Laddie (@MNAZLaddie on Twitter). When the weather here in Minneapolis is nice, she lives here. The other 11 months of the year she migrates to more a more hospitable climate in Arizona. Okay, I was kidding about the 11 months thing, the weather is [...]

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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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I attended a local support group where the speaker was Joe Nelson, a local  psychologist who used to blog with Diabetes Self Management.  I’ve always liked Joe, and enjoyed the chance to hear him speak again.

He [...]

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Scrambled Brain

On July 13, 2011 By

The Johnson family returned from the 2011 Friends for Life conference late on Sunday. My brain is frantically trying to process all of the magic that I experienced, and I’ve been crazy busy catching up on home stuff. I feel like I need a good solid week of quiet [...]

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You Can Do This

On June 1, 2011 By

Every so often a project comes along that gives me the chills.  Full of honesty and inspiration, empowerment and stubborn determination, the “You Can Do This” Project hit the streets this morning.

YOU can do this. Add your voice. Check out the “ Continue Reading

I am a fan of WEGO Health, a community dedicated to empowering health activists to help others.  I love their mission.  They also helped me get to BlogWorld 2010, which was an incredible experience for me.

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The first session I went to was called “Government Relations 101″. Sounded perfect to me – as I had no clue what I was getting into. Kim and I sat next to each other and listened to a great, high level, presentation about the JDRF and Government Relations.

At some point during [...]

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Family Support Weekend

On December 28, 2010 By

I’m spending the week down in Florida with the CWD family. Later this week will be the Family Support Weekend. Kerri and I are getting aquanted with the staff and will be getting our feet wet with a few presentations.

There is something special about sharing time with people [...]

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In Sand Up To My Ears

On October 7, 2010 By

Having spent the weekend with George and everyone that came to town for his celebration, I was an emotional basket-case.  I was riding a freaking tidal wave of emotions on the last day of my visit.

To have those fragile emotions rattled around like dice in a cup, then tossed out, one [...]

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On August 1, 2010 By

theBetes:NOW is a really fun project that I bumped into at the CWD Friends For Life (FFL) conference.  It’s a project that a couple of the super creative Dunlap teenagers are putting together, and I’m so impressed with how it is turning out.  I’m proud of them, and proud [...]

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