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  • I’ve been living with 1 diabetes for almost 18 years. All of those years had challenges and successes. As you all know, living with diabetes forces you to be independent way beyond your years. You can’t just go and eat, school is not just about classes it’s about balance, and you are always watching numbers. ... [more]

  • Those of us residing in the Northeastern United States continue to hide away under blankets, waiting for a sign that spring is just around the corner. And there is one spring staple that Mother Nature can’t take away – the start of baseball. Major league baseball has come under scrutiny in recent years for a ... [more]

  • One day in and March Madness has ensued, already proving why it is one of the best sports events of the year. Filling out the bracket. Pulling for the underdog. Buzzer beaters. The nearly 10 years of a spotless record against my dear husband. I love it all. Of course, being an education policy wonk ... [more]

  • The #CommonCore Rumor Mill
    Education

    Before my career in education policy, I was a middle and high school special education teacher.  Naturally, I learned a lot more than I ever thought I’d need to know about the world of social media.  There was constant chatter among my students about the most recent tweet, post, newsfeed, etc. In my day high ... [more]

  • Glamour, glitz, great people watching and learning a little bit about all of the movies I wish I had seen over the past year. That’s what I look forward to on Oscar night.  And Sunday night was no disappointment.  But I was struck by something while listening to the acceptance speeches for Best Actress and ... [more]

  • My husband and I recently vacationed in Iceland.  We are planners, so before we left we bought guide books.  We talked to friends who have traveled there.  We checked reviews and online sites.  We had an agenda and were anxious to rent a car and begin our adventure.  What we quickly discovered, however, was that ... [more]

  • There were more than a few memorable and important achievements for patients during the FDA virtual meeting with the diabetes community this week. More than 1,000 people registered to watch and listen. More than 7,000 people filled out an online survey to tell the FDA how diabetes impacts their daily lives and what they want ... [more]

  • If someone gave you three minutes to present a case that could increase treatment options for patients, do you think you could do it? Three minutes. That’s 180 seconds. Some days it takes me longer to order a cup of coffee on my way to the office. This is a process that plays out during ... [more]