Category CWD

Rekindling Hope

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…

“An Orange Peanut?! For Me?!”

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…

Ring It In CWD Style

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…

Faces and Names, Faces and Names

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 at least three or…

Another Angle

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…

The Sun Hat

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…