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At the age of six, my son J was diagnosed with sudden onset Type 1 diabetes. He went from having no … more

Most kids love Halloween. Can you blame them? It’s a holiday loaded with creepy crawly thi … more

JDRF announced that JDRF-funded partner, ViaCyte, Inc. has for the first time ever implanted a perso … more

I devour books. I always have, and I always will. And over my many years of this life as a D-Mom, I’ … more

Un-fogging the FutureA Sweet Life Oct 28, 2014, 11:58 am
I don’t own a crystal ball. I can’t read palms. I don’t have the fortune-telling prowess of Professo … more

When there’s nothing new on the news, I try to find something funny to watch on TV before my head hi … more

Alecia WesnerA Sweet Life Oct 26, 2014, 4:58 pm
Alecia Wesner is president and managing-partner of Kovacs-Wesner Design Group, licensor of George Ko … more

Alecia WesnerA Sweet Life Oct 25, 2014, 12:58 pm
Alecia Wesner is president and managing-partner of Kovacs-Wesner Design Group, licensor of George Ko … more

Because I am a diabetic, I am not a fan of food. Truth be told, I hate having to eat.Since I was fir … more

Halloween is just around the corner, so get ready to grab a pumpkin and Smash Diabetes to kick off … more

Shepherd’s pie is true comfort food and I’ve always loved it. But all those mashed potatoes weren’t … more

Treating diabetes well demands a long term vision. You tolerate a lot of inconvenience today in orde … more

Personally, I find it easier said than done to have good, consistent blood sugar levels on a weekend … more

It’s still October, yet the big box store where I shop for household essentials is already festooned … more

Two years ago, on St. Patrick’s Day (for good luck, of course), I shoved off the North American cont … more

The FDA has approved Dexcom’s CGM remote mobile communications device: Dexcom SHARE. Dexcom SH … more

On November 3, the FDA will host an unprecedented discussion between the diabetes community and seni … more

For the past three falls since Bisi was diagnosed, we’ve done the JDRF walkathon to raise money to c … more

I don’t know what it is about weekends, holidays and vacations, but it seems like my insulin pumps ( … more

Lettuce wraps are a great way to take your favorite fast food items and make them far healthier. You … more

It’s easy to criticize the FDA — people with diabetes do it all the time. Why are device … more

‘Don’t all diabetics have bad breath?’ The question hit me like a giant wave, knocking me off my f … more

Medtronic has begun enrolling patients in an investigational device exemption (IDE) study of its … more

Over the years I’ve experienced a lot of different work environments, and having a good work ethic i … more

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my frustrations with One Touch and their lack of customer service w … more

When I returned from Bangalore earlier this year, having worked with health professionals at a diabe … more

Marjorie’s 15 MinutesA Sweet Life Oct 13, 2014, 11:58 am
A few months ago, Jess Apple asked if I’d be interested in creating a t-shirt design for a fundraise … more

A quick peek in the freezer the other day brought to light a bag of sunflower seeds and some chia s … more

Last fall, my daughter, Bisi, and I went to a talk by Doug Melton, a co-director of Harvard’s Stem … more

If you took a survey of people with Type 1 diabetes and asked them to tell you what’s frustrat … more

I read desperate pleas from parents and spouses online about family members who are not keeping up w … more

Purple with a PurposeA Sweet Life Oct 8, 2014, 1:58 pm
Blue is an important color to me because it represents the fight against diabetes. But others close … more

On October 24, hundreds of women with diabetes and their loved ones will descend upon the Embassy S … more

I am a lucky JDRF volunteer. I get to learn all about Type 1 diabetes research, have it translated f … more

We are very excited to announce that the Marjorie t-shirt fundraiser sale kicks off today. Shirts … more

When I was growing up, my parents had a book on their bookshelf called How To Talk So Kids Will Lis … more

‘Tis the season to eat pumpkin – It’s officially that time of year, when the weather cools do … more

In July my kids and I stood along our town’s village green and cheered on the triathletes competing … more

I don’t have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I am merely a diabetic.After much soul searching, and ev … more

A few weeks ago I conducted this year’s first meeting of the College Diabetes Network’s UMass Amhers … more

My Purse Has Diabetes, TooA Sweet Life Sep 30, 2014, 1:58 pm
During my senior year in high school, I once made the tragic mistake of leaving my purse on my car w … more

I’ve always loved to travel, and so when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 22, one … more

Sounds disastrous, doesn’t it? Diabetes is tough to manage. Throw in factors like drinking alcohol a … more

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is just around the corner. Traditionally, Rosh Hashana meals in … more

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