Relationships..and more

I am still running a bit behind on my Diabetes Awareness Month Photos but here we go…




Truly the greatest gift that diabetes has brought us is the many amazing, enduring, and incredible relationships that it has brought into our lives.   I have been blessed to meet, talk to, and interact with people from all over the world who have become family to me in every sense of the word.

Family picture









Blue to me is still new. I know, the blue circle has been around for ages, why don’t I get with the program?? I have no clue.  When my son was first diagnosed, advocates displayed a grey ribbon with a drop of blood. I have that logo tattooed on my body and its the image that I have in my mind when it comes to awareness. I like the concept of a blue circle.  I like the unity that it represents.  I appreciate the hope that it brings. One day I hope that it will instantly evoke the same images and feelings that the pink and yellow ribbons currently do.  
















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Today’s prompt is “advocate”.

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My greatest honor as an advocate…being recognized at Friends For Life in Orlando with the Jeff Hitchcock Award. This was truly an amazing experience and it is wonderful to remain in the company of some of the world’s most incredible advocates!

Diabetes Month Photo Awareness

Where did the time go?? Somehow its November again and World Diabetes Day is looming. In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, someone brilliantly thought of creating a “Photo a Day Prompt” (#dmpad) to create awareness and put faces to this horrible disease.  I am enjoying viewing the pictures that friends are posting and will begin posting my own as of today…


Liam Feb 2000



Two years old







Liam testing in NYC


Testing while walking the streets of New York City.







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While we make sure that my son always has some for of glucose with him at all times, thanks to his insulin pump, he no longer worries about what or when he eats.  Snack times are a thing of the past and he now eats whenever hunger strikes.  Dairy Queen cakes remain a favorite snack!







Of the quirky, humorous, down-to-earth, young man he has become.