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August 28, 2015
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Carey Potash

Carey is a full-time hater of diabetes. The benefits stink. His 12-year-old son, Charlie, has been giving he and his wife the finger since November of 2003. Carey's parenting humor has appeared in various websites and print magazines. He resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife and three children.


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It Sucks



Tuesday at hockey camp was a day of education for the parents (Calendrier D’education D’un Jour Pour Les Parents). There were two programs occurring simultaneously on a very large (and hot) turf field – one for English-speaking families and one for French.



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A Smelly Menagerie of International Hockey-Playing T1Ds



Charlie never attended a diabetes camp before, so the sight of 50 or so kids coming off of the ice and testing their blood sugar was pretty fascinating.



He once went on a bowling outing with a boy with type 1 from school, but that was the extent of it. Nothing like t (READ MORE)




Magic



I used to believe that Disney’s Magic Kingdom was “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Then I went to Dskate.



Where do I begin? I have so many incredible memories to share from our week in Montreal at Dskate – a camp for kids with type 1 diabetes who play hockey.

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Scaredy Cat



Holy God, was I frightened last night!



From the panic in Susanne’s voice, there was either an intruder breaking into our house, a fire engulfing our walls (or even worse, my high school soccer trophies) or Nagini, the 12-foot-long snake from Harry Potter, slithering (READ MORE)




To My Wife, Who Rocked it (Yet Again)



“Are we just being stupid?” I asked my wife.



The smell of urine wafted in the morning air as I got dressed for work.



Ben had soiled his bed sheets yet again – a disturbing trend that had been going on for a while. It was eerily reminiscent of (READ MORE)




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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