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August 23, 2014
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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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Pace Yourself

“You’re gonna wanna pace yourself,” I said with heavy breath.

Charlie stretched his distance away from me as we trampled over newly fallen helicopter seeds along the hot black pavement.

He decelerated yet still maintained a gap of about six feet betwee (READ MORE)


During much of my time, there was no one else around when the kids and counselor were on the ice. It was desolate at times and I wouldn't see another soul for hours.

Every day, however, I saw an elderly woman roaming the halls. She looked to be about 119 years old an (READ MORE)

The L Train

There is a stark difference between my "see ya later" to my camper and other parents' to theirs.

"OK, have fun!" one mom told her son.

"OK, don't pass out," I say to mine.

The mom laughed and said to her son, "I don't want to (READ MORE)

Coming to You Live from Hockey Camp - Day 2

"117 at the moment," I texted Susanne from the ice rink, referring to the Dexcom.

"Nice number," Susanne texted back. "If it would just stay that way ..."

Today had been better than yesterday. We didn't have the same post-breakfast spike that made Charlie (READ MORE)

To One Day Be Bionic

While Charlie begins day 1 of hockey camp today, a group of brave campers near Boston are beginning a two-week "bionic pancreas" trial.

I watched the video from last year's camp and lost it when Ed Damiano, the developer of the project, told eight girls that they were about (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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