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April 18, 2015
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Wedding Day Countdown

Ross and I’s wedding is just nine days away! I am excited, happy-nervous, and stressed all at the same time. Most of the planning is done. I am just wrapping up final details this week like picking up my dress from the alterations shop, printing favor cards, and other odds and ends. It has been a whirlwind, despite a long engagement. I really could not be happier with knowing that in 9 days I will be linked to my best friend and spending the rest of my life with the man of my dreams. ... (READ MORE)

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New Diagnoses

A friend called the other day, one from high school, that I hadn't heard from in a very long time. Over a decade. I would barely understand her at first, she was so full of sobbing and huffy breathing. Once she calmed she announced that her nine year old daughter had just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes - and could I please come and help? A mutual friend had shared my number, as my friends have been directed is always OK to do. So I went. The hospital in my hometown... (READ MORE)

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The Brat

Thinking a lot about diabetes lately. And talking about it a lot. That happens in disclosing diabetes to someone new - and close - in life. It must be discussed. Symptoms, management, emergency protocol, blah blah blah. But it's nice when what it actually feels like is discussed too - and when the person you're talking with really wants to understand. In all of this, I came upon what I think is an apt description of diabetes. It's like a really bratty child that has taken... (READ MORE)

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Beer Here

Spending four days together in a hotel in Lake Placid, Charlie’s teammates and their parents definitely got a closer look into how we deal with diabetes. And we learned more about them too. For instance, we learned that one guy had an uncle who had … “Wait, so which is the type that you get when you’re younger?” he asked me. “Type 1,” I said. “That’s what Charlie has.” ... (READ MORE)

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Charlie's Road to Lake Placid

Much to tell about our amazing weekend in Lake Placid, but first, here is Charlie’s winning essay. Before the start of the skills competition, Charlie’s name was announced as the winner of a hockey camp scholarship. My Road to Lake Placid By Charlie Potash My name is Charlie Potash and I play center for the Bantam Grundy Grizzlies. We are based in Bristol, PA and play in the Delaware Valley Hockey League. ... (READ MORE)

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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