“We think a lot about the physical component of diabetes, but the mental component is just as significant.” Emotions! As a mother I try to stay as positive as I can! I feel like I set the tone for the mood for the family, so if I’m strong, maybe everyone else will follow my lead.… Continue reading The Other Half of Diabetes
UPDATE: 10/12/15: Now that Joey met his goal to become a Champion, he wants to be the #1 Individual Walker this year at the http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Joeyspage Step out/Stop Diabetes Walk this coming Saturday. Guess what?? He’s currently in 1st place! Thank you to everyone that is making this kid so successful in his walk this year. We… Continue reading We have a New Champion to Stop Diabetes!
I really dropped the ball with Joey’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. It’s October 17th, and I just started fundraising for it. I’m using different techniques to grab peoples attention, because I’m sure that I have tried everything over the past 7 years! So over the next 9 days, you’ll hear from me many… Continue reading Step Out: Stop Diabetes, it’s Never to Late to Start
When Joey was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes I never thought much about who he could look up to, we were so busy trying to figure out what we needed to do to keep him healthy. It wasn’t until I joined a parents of type 1 diabetes support group, and found a lot of the… Continue reading Finding A Mentor – It Makes A World Of Difference – For kids with type 1, and you!
This year’s ADA Tour de Cure was a success. The weather was beautiful, the turnout was good, and Joey reached the “Champion” level of fundraising for the event. Let’s face it, fundraising is the key to any event that we are a part of, it’s the only way to fund the programs that the ADA… Continue reading Joey at the Tour de Cure Bike Ride
We have been fundraising for Joey’s American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure bike ride for a few months now. We decided to offer an Italian dinner, complete 3 course meal, with cocktails, music and candlelight, poolside. When we started the contest we were at $344.00, after only 2 days, we were at $1,433! We raised… Continue reading Contests DO help to raise money; along with great family and friends.
What is Diabetes Blog Week? Click here for an explanation and to sign up. You can also check out the topics over here and you can find a list of participants over hereDay 6 is all about pictures. We take a lot of pictures to show our advocacy. Here is what our lives look like up close and personal. … Continue reading This is what Type 1 Diabetes Looks Like