From motherhood to the workplace to caring for your family, is there anything you don't do? You spend so much time taking care of others - today is all about you! Celebrate Mother's Day by taking some moments to yourself and reading about other inspirational mothers - like you - who are managing families and diabetes every day.
|Honoring a Mother's Role |
Celebrate your mothers, moms, and mamas this Mother's Day with dLife's Viewpoints Columnist Travis Grubbs.
|The Power of One Person |
Tom Karlya honors the moms in his life with his Lisa Awards.
|A Memorable Mom |
Check out dLife Columnist Scott Johnson as he marvels at his mother's bravery when faced with his diagnosis.
|Good Gifts to Give |
If you are looking to give someone with diabetes the gift of encouragement and good health, here are some traditional and not-so-traditional ideas to help get you started.
|How to Answer the Hard Questions |
Deanna Glick fields questions from a relentless interviewer--her daughter.
Columnist Kerri Sparling breaks some wonderful news.
|Balanced Diabetes Parenting |
Karen Hargrave tries to find a balance between good control and a carefree life for her son.
|Diary of a Type 2 Diabetic Mom-To-Be |
Writer Rebecca Abma takes you on a journey to motherhood with diabetes.
|Make Time for a Workout, Even When it’s Tough |
From her column Mommy Meter, Deanna Glick explains how moms can overcome mind blocks and become active again.
|Sweet Talk |
dLife columnist Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD talks about explaining diabetes to your children.
|Becoming Dr. Mom |
Karen Hargrave-Nykaza explains how, in a world of medical professionals, the real expert is you.
|My Most Important Boss |
Read Deanna Glick's views on the challenge of balancing diabetes management, the workplace, and motherhood.
|Bettering Lives, One Feather Boa at a Time |
Read Kerri Sparling's experiences at the DIVABETIC - Makeover Your Diabetes event for diabetes pampering and empowerment - just for women!
|Happy Mother's Day, Dads |
dLife columnist Tom Karlya explains how father can give the best gift to their wives this Mother's Day - by simply understanding.
|Summer Toes, Feet, and Shoes |
Let Joy Pape, RN BSN CDE WOCN CFNC, show you how to have prettier, healthier summer feet and nails, just in time for those Mother's Day brunches.
|Diabetes and Pregnancy |
Ensure your healthy and happy pregnancy by learning more about proper conception planning and intensive prenatal care.
|Connect With Other Moms |
Whether you're a woman with diabetes or the mother of a child with diabetes, the dLife support forum has you covered.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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