Category Archives: diabetes motivation

Engagement Stories

I went through a phase where I was fascinated by couples’ engagement stories. I had several friends and family members who had especially cute or romantic ones. Now engagement has a different twist for me. It still means a connection or … Continue reading

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John Denver and Diabetes

Listening to John Denver while walking on the treadmill, I really heard the words to Rocky Mountain High, particularly the very first line: He was born in the summer of his 27th year; coming home to a place he’d never … Continue reading

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Back to school…with diabetes

Forty-two years ago I went to second grade with something new. Not a new outfit or a new backpack, but something I would wear and carry with me for life…diabetes. I was seven years old and had been diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Strength

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” Managing diabetes every day takes strength. It actually takes a lot of strength – in many different areas. It takes diligence, perseverance, math skills, a sense … Continue reading

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Because I can, not because I have to

I have this weird habit (weird to my kids, anyway) of taking the stairs instead of the escalator, whenever I have the choice. It happens mostly in airports, and sometimes in malls, conference centers, and other places. My kids used to … Continue reading

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Diabetes Achievements

Sixteen years ago today, my son was born. It’s a big deal for a kid to turn 16, especially because they get to start driving! It’s a big deal for me, because pregnancy was the time that I worked the hardest … Continue reading

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Diabeternity

Here’s an idea to go along with the whole “Me-ternity Leave” discussion: diabeternity. This could be interpreted as “diabetes for eternity” or as a leave of absence to get diabetes in check. Or both. Or neither. Last month there was … Continue reading

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Show up and do diabetes

Or check BG. Or exercise. I’m sure you’ve heard of writer’s block. Kids in school, authors, bloggers – everyone experiences it at some point. Same with diabetes block. This stuff gets old and we sometimes hit a wall. But showing … Continue reading

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Stop Doing What Isn’t Working

Some things are pretty simple and straightforward, yet we still don’t pay attention. If something isn’t working, stop doing it. It may not seem that simple, but if we really look at every angle and use a little creative energy, … Continue reading

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Fear and Hope

Fear slows us down. Fear takes away our strength and our power. Fear is a negative, draining approach. Even writing about fear brings me down. Hope, on the other hand, lifts us up and gives us strength. Hope gives us … Continue reading

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